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4 Arrested in $230K Staged Accident Scheme in Florida

Four people in Florida have been arrested on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering for allegedly staging automobile accidents in order to file nearly $230,000 in fraudulent insurance claims, according to a statement from the Florida Department of …

12 Miami School Bus Employees Arrested in $427K Insurance Fraud Scheme

Twelve current and former Miami-Dade School District school bus employees were arrested last week for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims totaling $426,933, according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. The bus drivers and aides are accused of using …

Florida Woman Arrested in $68K Hurricane Irma Scam

A Florida woman has been arrested for alleged unlicensed practice of public adjusting and grand theft related to Hurricane Irma, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Mary Bruce is accused of attempting to steal more …

Florida Disaster Fraud Team Makes Arrest Over $30K in Fraudulent Irma Claims

A Palmetto Bay, Fla., man was arrested last month for allegedly defrauding Citizens Property Insurance Corp. of more than $30,000 relating to Hurricane Irma, according to a statement from Florida Chief Financial Officer. Carlos Guillermo Aponte, 44, of Palmetto Bay …

3 Arrested in Georgia for Slip-And-Fall Fraud Scheme, 4th Suspect Sought

Three men were arrested last week for their participation in a staged accident ring operating in South Georgia, according to a statement from the Georgia Department of Insurance. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said arrest warrants were issued to Germain Baynard, …

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Filing Fraudulent Insurance Claims in New Jersey

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with filing nearly $50,000 in fraudulent insurance claims for items allegedly lost or stolen while he was traveling around the country. Robert Cirino of Reading, Penn., was indicted on charges of second-degree insurance fraud …

Maryland Man Sentenced in Felony Theft Scheme with Value of at Least $10K

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced that Jamar Marlyn Jones, of Edgewood, Md., pleaded guilty and was sentenced on one count of a felony theft scheme having a value of at least $10,000 but less than $100,000. “Insurance …

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in Car Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Connecticut man originally from Haiti has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to defraud insurance companies through staged car crashes. Jacques Fleurijeune was sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven, Conn., to five months in prison …

Ex-Nanny for Penguins Player in Pennsylvania Gets 5-Year Federal Sentence

The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for setting fire to her rental residence and then filing fraudulent insurance claims for the contents. The public defender for Andrea Forsythe, …

Feds: 6 Connecticut Men Staged 50 Car Crashes for Insurance Money

Federal prosecutors say six Connecticut residents have been charged with staging car crashes so they could make fraudulent insurance claims. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly said Tuesday that five Norwich residents and one New London resident have been indicted by a …