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California Insurance Agents Arraigned in $687K Grand Theft Scheme

Licensed insurance agents Robert Farmer, 65, of Camarillo, Calif., and Marion Urcan, 67, of Agoura Hills, Calif., were arraigned this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court on multiple counts of grand theft after allegedly accepting over $687,000 in insurance …

Two Businesses, Owners Charged with Fraud Against New York State Insurance Fund

Two businesses and their owners have been charged with fraud against the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF). Manuel Sanchez and his business Lagos Construction have been charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly failing to pay insurance …

Introducing the 2020 Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame

The year 2020 would not be complete without a recap of America’s worst insurance fraud crimes. Homeless New Yorkers targeted in a $31.7 million slip-and-fall ring. A sober-home mogul trades sex for drugs. A billionaire insurance mogul attempts to bribe …

Former N.Y. Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Stealing Unearned Wages

A former New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) officer has pled guilty to forging paperwork falsely claiming military service so that he could take time off. Kyle Bouille, of Corning, N.Y., took time off by falsely …

California Cleaning Company Owner Charged in $700K Workers’ Comp Scheme

Jorge Gerardo Maldonado, 55, of Sacramento, Calif., was charged with three felony counts of insurance fraud after allegedly underreporting payroll and employees to illegally save on workers’ compensation insurance premiums, resulting in a $687,560 loss to three insurance carriers. After …

Global Banks Battle COVID-19 Crime Wave

LONDON — Fraud risk analyst Rajendran Raj was used to the odd out-of-hours alert from authorities, but a call one Saturday in March heralded a new era, of tackling criminals seeking to cash in on coronavirus. A French drugs firm …

Former Verizon N.Y. Employee Lied About Injuries, Collected $19K in Workers’ Comp

A former Verizon New York employee who allegedly lied to doctors about arm injuries to obtain more than $19,000 in workers’ compensation benefits has been arrested. This comes after surveillance videos showed her exercising and lifting weights despite her claims …

California Workers’ Comp Attorney Arrested for $310K Fraud Scheme

Moses Luna, 73, of Newport Beach, Calif., was arrested this week on 20 felony counts of insurance fraud after allegedly billing 20 separate insurance companies for translation and interpreting services to collect over $310,000 in workers’ compensation fees. An investigation …

California Roof Company Owner Arraigned In $4M Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Judy Hein, 71, of Oxnard, Calif., was arraigned on five felony counts of insurance fraud after allegedly underreporting payroll for her Simi Valley roofing business by over $4 million, resulting in more than a $2 million loss to the State …

Former Virginia Attorney Indicted on Multiple Fraud Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a former Virginia attorney on charges that she defrauded elderly clients out of money which she used to buy real estate and make charitable donations, prosecutors said. Cherie Anne Washburn, 44, of Lynchburg, Virginia, …