Fraud News

Three Members of $31.7M New York City Trip-And-Fall Scheme Sentenced to Prison

Three members of a $31.7 million trip-and-fall scheme to defraud New York City businesses and their insurance companies have been sentenced to prison. Bryan Duncan, Robert Locust and Ryan Rainford were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Disney H. Stein in …

Maryland Insurance Administration Warns Against COVID-19 Insurance Scams

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. has warned consumers to watch for insurance scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports of pandemic-related fraud are increasing around the country, according to a press release issued by the Maryland Insurance Administration. People …

Federal, State Prosecutors Form Delaware COVID-19 Anti-Fraud Coalition

United States Attorney David C. Weiss and Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings have announced the formation of a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) Anti-Fraud Coalition, aimed at better protecting the citizens of Delaware from criminal and civil fraud arising from the pandemic. …

Virginia Authorities Warn of Scams Targeting Relief Checks

Officials in Virginia are warning of possible scams related to the coronavirus epidemic. And they’re particularly worried about the $1,200 checks that many Americans will receive from the federal government in the coming weeks and months. The warning comes from …

California Department of Insurance Has Man Extradited from Poland in $2.6M Fraud Ring

California Department of Insurance detectives took Yeghishe Msryan, 67, into custody after he was arrested in Poland and extradited back to Los Angeles by the U.S. Marshals Service for his alleged involvement in an organized fraud ring in which he …

California Father And Son Charged With Auto Insurance Fraud

A father and son from California have been charged with felony counts of auto insurance fraud after allegedly falsifying an insurance claim in order to receive an undeserved payout from an insurance company. The charges were filed this week against …

Northern California Sting Brings Insurance Fraud Charges in Auto Body Repair Bust

An operation by a crime task force in Northern California targeting auto body repair facilities resulted in eight felony counts of insurance fraud against four individuals The California Department of Insurance, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the National …

Idaho Man Sentenced for Fabricating Bill of Sale on $700 Mercedes

An Idaho man was sentenced for insurance fraud in violation of Idaho code after reportedly purchasing a 1992 Mercedes for $700 and then adding the vehicle to an existing policy with GEICO. Hester then filed a claim for damages done …

National Insurance Crime Bureau Says Arizona Leads Nation in Auto Glass Claims

Arizona leads the nation in auto glass claims despite being 14th in total population, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Insurance industry data shows that between 2015 and 2019, 10% of the nation’s auto glass claims were in Arizona. …

Mortgage Company Staffer in New Jersey Who Stole $2M Gets Prison Term

A mortgage company staffer who created hundreds of fraudulent wire transfers to steal roughly $2 million from the firm has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison. Dilcia Mercedes of Camden, N.J., will also have to serve three …