Florida insurance fraud News

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 …

Unlicensed Florida Doc Arrested for Treating Auto Accident Victims, Billing Insurers

A Florida doctor has been arrested for allegedly practicing as a health care professional without a license and fraudulent billing for unlicensed medical treatments, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Ozioma Maduka of Osceola Injury …

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 …

‘Operation Rubicon’ Nets 9 Arrests in $600K Florida Insurance Fraud Scheme

Nine individuals and business owners have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a large-scale organized scheme to defraud insurance companies out of more than $600,000 in fraudulent insurance claims, according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. The …

Florida Contractor Accused of $40K AOB Insurance Fraud Scheme

A restoration contracting company owner was arrested this month in Florida for allegedly stealing more than $40,000 from consumers who assigned their insurance benefits to him through assignment of benefits (AOB) contracts, according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy …