Fraud News

California Doctor Indicted in $700K Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Dr. Gary Royce Wisner, 61, of Lodi, Calif., is scheduled for arraignment today at the San Joaquin County Superior Court on 11 felony counts of insurance fraud for allegedly bilking insurers out of more than $700,000 by providing unnecessary and …

New York Surgeon Sentenced for Nearly $87K Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

A central New York orthopedic surgeon has been sentenced for running an ongoing scheme that defrauded the workers’ compensation system by nearly $87,000. Dr. Gregory B. Shankman, of Clinton, N.Y., was sentenced in Oneida County Court for his previous guilty …

Army Officer in Alaska Charged with Making Fraudulent Claims

A 40-year-old Army officer assigned to Alaska has been charged with making false insurance claims and pocketing nearly $400,000. Lt. Col. Christopher James DeMure is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. He was arrested Thursday and held …

Southern California Agents Arrested for Fraud

California-based life insurance agents, Samuel Tadlock III, 32, of Eastvale, Marlene Ramirez, 42, of Murrieta, Daniel Herrarte, 34, of Sylmar, and Jorge Lopez Jr., 38, of San Fernando, were arrested this week on multiple felony counts of identity theft and …

California Man Nabbed for Collecting Workers’ Comp from Multiple Insurers While Working

Michael Williams, 34, of Daly City, Calif., has been arrested on 21 felony counts of insurance fraud and grand theft after allegedly working for multiple employers while collecting over $85,000 in workers’ compensation benefits from two different insurers. In November …

New Jersey Siblings Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Invoice Scheme

Two New Jersey siblings have been convicted of running a multi-million-dollar invoice scheme that defrauded a company where one of them worked. Shevandra Verasawmi, of Matawan, N.J., and Vishallie Verasawmi, of Green Brook, N.J., were each convicted Thursday on one …

Southern California Police Officer Arrested in Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

The Los Angeles Police Department says one of its officers has been arrested on suspicion of workers’ compensation fraud. Officials say Officer John Bailey was taken into custody this week after a felony warrant was issued for his arrest. City …

Five New York Residents Charged in More Than $31.7M Fraud Scheme

Five New York residents have been arrested in a staged slip-and-fall accident scheme that attempted to defraud New York City-area businesses and their insurance companies of more than $31.7 million. Peter Kalkanis, Bryan Duncan, Kerry Gordon and Ryan Rainford, all …

Former Colorado Police Officer Sentenced for Defrauding Homeowners Insurer

A former Colorado police officer has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and five years of probation for felony insurance fraud. The Post Independent reported that ex-Silt police Col. Michael Taylor was also ordered to pay more than $70,000 …

Owner of Arizona Car Rental Companies Hit with $1.8M Verdict

A judge has ruled that the owner of two rental car companies in Phoenix, Ariz. must pay $1.85 million for defrauding Arizona consumers. The verdict was announced this week by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. State prosecutors filed a consumer …