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Pennsylvania Charges 60 Individuals in Statewide Insurance Fraud Sweep

Criminal charges have been announced against 60 Pennsylvanians following investigations by the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section. As a result, 23 people were charged in Eastern Pennsylvania, 10 in Central Pennsylvania and 27 in Western Pennsylvania. The charges came about …

Unlicensed Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Fraud in Massachusetts

An unlicensed home improvement contractor whose false promises left an elderly Massachusetts woman’s home in ruins and others temporarily homeless is heading to prison. The Salem News reports that 49-year-old Jaime Ford was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday …

Unlicensed Massachusetts Contractor Pleads Guilty to Dozens of Charges

An unlicensed home improvement contractor who left an elderly woman’s home in ruins has pleaded guilty. The Salem News reports that 49-year-old Jaime Ford’s guilty pleas Monday to 42 charges including larceny, forgery, insurance fraud, and being a common and …

New York Car Dealer to Get Prison Time for Fraud, Theft and Forgery

A 63-year-old man faces prison time for fraud, forgery and other illegal activities at the two car dealerships he operated in western New York. Richard Giza, of Lancaster, has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to grand larceny, forgery, insurance …

Philadelphia Fire Captain Facing Charges for Insurance Fraud

A Philadelphia Fire Department captain has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud. Court records show 43-year-old Yolanda Stallings, of Philadelphia, Penn., was arrested June 27 and charged with various offenses including forgery and false reports. A department spokeswoman says …

New Jersey Hotel Manager Stole More Than $1M From His Boss

A hotel manager stands accused of stealing more than $1 million from his boss, including draining a $600,000 insurance annuity belonging to the victim. State authorities say Vikas Mehta was recently indicted on charges of identity theft, money laundering, theft …

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, …

Dr. Phil Show Appearance Lands South Dakota Woman in Prison

An appearance on the Dr. Phil television show has cost a South Dakota woman her freedom. Mandi Jackson, 38, was on probation for forging checks from a Rapid City cosmetology school and defrauding an insurance company when she went to …

Washington Commissioner: Prevented $250K In Insurance Fraud In 2013

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler reported that his special investigations unit sent 11 insurance fraud cases to the court system resulting in 32 felony charges and preventing more than $237,000 in loss in 2013. Charges ranged from filing false insurance …

Louisiana Insurance Agent Arrested

A Slidell, La., insurance agent was served by Louisiana Department of Insurance Fraud Division investigators with a summary suspension and cease and desist order for alleged misappropriation of insurance premium funds and dishonest business practices. The LDI reported that Lindsay …