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Chiropractor in California Pleads Guilty in $150M Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

A Los Angeles, Calif. chiropractor has pleaded guilty to taking part in a $150 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme. Paul Turley of Granada Hills pleaded last week to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, mayhem, insurance fraud and unlawful patient referral …

Former Students Sue Massachusetts College that Abruptly Closed

Students who attended a Massachusetts college that abruptly shut its doors filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the school and former administrators and trustees, alleging they were victims of fraud, misrepresentation and invasion of privacy. The suit, filed in U.S. …

Records Show Woman Admitted Setting Iowa Fires for Insurance Money

A woman has been accused of setting two fires in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Linn County court records say 48-year-old Carolyn Mittman is charged with two counts of arson. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press. Mittman’s …

Former California Insurance Agent Arraigned on 40 Felony Grand Theft Counts

Anna Gabriela Garcia, 46, of Capistrano Beach, Calif., was arraigned and charged with 40 felony counts of grand theft after allegedly collecting premium payments from customers and diverting the funds of over $195,000 for personal use. Garcia, a former licensed …

Idaho Trucking Operator Convicted of Pocketing Premiums

A fraud investigation initiated by the Idaho Department of Insurance lead to the criminal prosecution of a local trucking company owner who pocketed insurance premiums. DOI investigators teamed with the state Attorney General’s Office following a consumer tip to build …

Insurer: Not liable for Claims of Embezzlement in New Mexico Matter

Another insurance company has gone to federal court in New Mexico to avoid paying millions of dollars in claims from victims whose trust funds and savings were embezzled. The Albuquerque Journal reported the Cincinnati Insurance Co., based in Fairfield, Ohio, …

Patisserie Holdings’ CFO Arrested as UK Fraud Office Probes Accounting Scandal

Patisserie Holdings Plc finance chief Chris Marsh was arrested as U.K. fraud prosecutors opened a probe into an accounting scandal that threatens to shutter the cake baker’s 200-plus stores. The police in Hertfordshire, England, said they had arrested a 44-year-old …

Woes of California Wildfire Victims Include Cleanup Crews, Fraud

One year after a devastating series of wildfires ripped through Northern California wine country, destroying thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess and California’s …

Judge Allows New Jersey Case Against Drugmaker to Advance

A New Jersey court is allowing most of the state’s lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin to move forward. Superior Court Judge Thomas Moore dismissed a public nuisance claim against Purdue Pharma. But he’s allowing other the state’s case to …

Former California Agent Arrested for Allegedly Stealing And Misusing Consumer Information

Andrew Barcoma Go, 51, of Bellflower, Calif., was arrested on seven felony counts including six for identity theft and one for grand theft after allegedly falsifying information on insurance applications to steal over $34,000 from Farmers Insurance. After receiving a …