Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) Bureau of Insurance Fraud News

Miami Business Owners Accused of Evading $300K in Workers’ Comp Premiums

An investigation by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS), Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fraud, has led to the arrest of two business owners for allegedly failing to pay more than $300,000 in workers’ …

Miami Insurance Agent Arrested in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme

A Miami insurance agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing personal account information to file false insurance applications and collect commissions from the insurance company, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. An investigation conducted by …

Former School Bus Employee Arrested in $50K Florida Insurance Fraud Scheme

A former Miami-Dade County school bus driver was arrested for allegedly filing numerous fraudulent insurance claims and collecting approximately $50,000 from the alleged scheme, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. This case is part of …

Unlicensed Florida Agent Arrested Over Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Florida woman allegedly acting as an insurance agent without a license was arrested last month after an investigation by the Florida Department of Financial Services Bureau of Insurance Fraud. According to a statement from DFS, Ida Bernadette Newsome of …

Florida Police Sergeant Arrested for Filing Fraudulent Claim Over Sunken Boat

A sergeant with the Tampa Police Department has been arrested on a charge of filing a false and fraudulent insurance claim to defraud his insurance company after his 23-foot boat sank, a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services …

4 Arrested in $230K Staged Accident Scheme in Florida

Four people in Florida have been arrested on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering for allegedly staging automobile accidents in order to file nearly $230,000 in fraudulent insurance claims, according to a statement from the Florida Department of …

Florida Business Owner Accused of Evading $200K in Workers’ Comp Premium

A Florida business owner is accused of evading paying nearly $200,000 in workers’ compensation insurance premiums over the course of a year, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced …

Florida Insurance Chief Warns of AOB Scams as Storm Gordon Lingers Over Gulf Coast

Florida’s top insurance regulator has issued a warning to residents facing damage from Tropical Storm Gordon, the first major storm to impact the state in the 2018 Hurricane Season. Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier, an outspoken critic of ongoing assignment …

Former Jacksonville Jaguar Player Arrested in $78K Insurance Fraud Scheme

Former Jacksonville Jaguars NFL player and assistant coach Marlon Tarron McCree has been arrested for insurance fraud totaling nearly $78,000, according to a statement from Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis. McCree was drafted by the and played for …

What the Florida Industry Needs to Know for the 2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 hurricane season is officially underway, even as the dust continues to settle on the 2017 hurricane season — one of the costliest hurricane years on record — that brought devastation to Florida from Hurricane Irma. Meanwhile, the Gulf …