Florida 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’ …

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 Construction Owner Accused of Not Paying $95K in Workers’ Comp Premiums

A construction company owner was arrested last month for workers’ compensation premium fraud after allegedly concealing payroll information to avoid paying more than $95,000 in workers’ compensation premiums. According to the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS), Everardo Borettini, the …

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 Doctor Accused of Defrauding 9 Insurers in $500K Accident Clinic Scheme

A Florida doctor was arrested last month for allegedly defrauding nine auto insurance companies out of more than $500,000 in unlicensed medical billing, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Dr. Celestino Santi was arrested in …

Florida Insurance Agent Arrested Over $99K Senior Annuity Scam

A Florida insurance agent has been arrested for allegedly defrauding a Florida senior of approximately $99,000 in an annuity investment scam, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS). Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis …

3 Arrested in Miami in $39K PIP Fraud Scheme

Three people in Miami have been arrested in an alleged $39,000 personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scheme, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Alean Machado, Barbarito Leyva-Claro, and Yoandra Rodriguez-Pena were charged with insurance fraud, …

Miami Insurance Agent Arrested in $1.7M Fraud Scheme

A former Miami insurance agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1.7 million in insurance premiums from two insurance premium finance companies, according a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. Antonio Jesus Zoghbi, owner of Florida Insurance Agency …

Florida Teacher Accused of Staging Accident in $15K Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Florida elementary school teacher was arrested on multiple felony charges including insurance fraud and organized scheme to defraud for allegedly staging a fake car accident in a local Publix parking lot, according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy …