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12 Indicted on Property Insurance Fraud Charges in Southeast Texas

A federal grand jury in Beaumont, Texas, has returned a 40-count indictment charging 12 individuals with federal violations related to a $1.7 million insurance fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced. According to …

Arkansas Suspends Licenses of Agent, Agency in Insurance Fraud Investigation

Arkansas has suspended the insurance licenses of an agency and its owner amid allegations of insurance fraud totaling more than $1 million. The Arkansas Insurance Department reported that Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr suspended the licenses of Berry Bishop and Alliance …

Florida Man Sentenced in N.J. for Filing More Than $1.2M in Fraudulent Insurance Claims

A Florida man was sentenced to nine years in state prison for filing more than $1.2 million in false claims for refrigerated cargo purportedly spoiled in cross-country transport by his long-haul trucking companies based out of Middlesex County, N.J. Palm …

Delaware Police Investigate Carjacking After Intentional Collision

Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking set up by an intentional motor vehicle crash. Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday night on state route 71 in Bear when a woman’s car was rammed from behind by another vehicle. After …

Ohioans Charged with Defrauding Insurer of More than $300K

Three people in Ohio have been charged with insurance fraud totaling more than $330,000, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio Kifiyun Daniels of Akron, and Jessie Banks of Barberton, and Jody Foster of Ravenna …

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 …

New Jersey Woman Charged with Stealing More Than $46K in Workers’ Comp Benefits

A Jersey City, N.J., woman has been charged with stealing more than $46,000 by fraudulently collecting her mother’s workers’ comp dependency benefits for nearly three years after she died. Wanda Berry was indicted on charges of second-degree insurance fraud and …

North Carolina Insurance Agent Arrested for Embezzling $18K in Premiums

A North Carolina insurance agent has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $18,000 in insurance premiums, according to a statement from North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. Billie Jo Kennedy, 47, of Trenton, N.C., was arrest earlier this …

Two Plead Guilty to Insurance Fraud by Arson in West Virginia

Two men pled guilty in federal court for their respective roles in a scheme to commit insurance fraud by arson. Dudley Bledsoe, age 63, of Hanover in Wyoming County, West Virginia, and Ricky Dwayne Gleason, age 54, of Peach Creek …

Texas Towing Company Owner Convicted of Insurance Fraud

The former owner of towing company was convicted of fraud in Houston after buying insurance coverage after a wreck and then filing a claim with the wrong date, the Texas Department of Insurance announced. Mohamad Awad, the former owner of …