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New York Woman Arrested for Insurance Fraud in Obtaining $200K of iPhones

A Bronx, New York, woman has been arrested and charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $200,000 worth of iPhones from an insurance company. Rosanna Lucrecia Cruel Blanco, 39, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit …

North Carolina Woman Accused of Filing Fake Insurance Claims

A North Carolina woman has been arrested for filing fake insurance claims suggesting she was the victim of theft, vandalism and electrical problems at her home, officials said. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said in a news release on …

New Jersey Woman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Insurance Fraud

A Bergen County, N.J., woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for filing phony insurance claims for losses she purportedly sustained during Superstorm Sandy and for filing a false bankruptcy application to shed $175,000 in debt. Katreecea Cline, …

Army Officer in Alaska Charged with Making Fraudulent Claims

A 40-year-old Army officer assigned to Alaska has been charged with making false insurance claims and pocketing nearly $400,000. Lt. Col. Christopher James DeMure is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. He was arrested Thursday and held …

Ex-Chiropractor in New Jersey Gets Prison Term for Medical Fraud Ring Role

A New Jersey chiropractor whose license was revoked more than 15 years ago is now headed to prison for his role in a medical fraud ring that stole nearly $4 million from insurance companies. Philip Potacco received a seven-year sentence …

Kentucky Crop Insurance Agent Accused of Defrauding Taxpayers

A crop insurance agent in Kentucky is facing federal charges alleging she defrauded taxpayers of $169,000 by helping farmers inflate tobacco crop losses and collect insurance money and then helping them sell their burley at market. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports …

Eight Accused of Staging Accidents in Northern West Virginia

Eight northern West Virginia residents have been indicted on charges that they staged vehicle accidents in order to file false insurance claims. Prosecutors say the eight were indicted Tuesday on mail fraud charges in federal court in Clarksburg. According to …

Man Admits Role in Scheme to Stage Dozens of Crashes in Connecticut

A Haitian man has admitted in federal court he was involved in a scheme to stage dozens of car crashes in Connecticut and collected up to $30,000 per wreck by submitting bogus insurance claims. Jacques Fleurijeune, also known as “Magic,” …

Former New York Engineering Firm Exec Guilty in Sandy Insurance Case

A former director of an engineering firm charged with illegally altering reports about damage from Superstorm Sandy pleaded guilty to unauthorized practice of engineering in connection with the case, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday. Matthew Pappalardo, 39, …

Police Sergeant in Massachusetts Gets Jail Term in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to serve half a year in a county jail after he was convicted of lying about an on-duty accident and accepting insurance money for a bogus injury. A jury convicted Hingham Sgt. Kris …