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Sicilian Gangsters Crushed Limbs to Fake Car Accidents in Insurance Fraud: Police

Sicilian gangsters dropped 25-kilo (55-pound) cast-iron weights on the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other vulnerable people to obtain insurance payments for fake car accidents worth hundreds of thousands of euros, police said Wednesday after making 11 arrests in …

Texas Woman Gets 30 Years in Prison for Arson, Insurance Fraud

A Dallas woman with a history of filing 31 insurance claims against a dozen companies got burned when one turned out to be arson, the Texas Department of Insurance announced earlier this month. Genevieve Thompson was sentenced to 30 years …

Construction Company Indicted for Wage Theft, Insurance Fraud in New York

CRV Precast Construction LLC (CRV) and six of its employees have been indicted for misclassifying workers as lesser-skilled, underpaying them and falsifying information about payroll and employees, including a worker who was killed at a company job site. The defendants …

The Maryland Insurance Administration Continues Efforts to Stop Insurance Fraud

In the first half of 2018, Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) investigations led to the criminal prosecution of 12 people for committing insurance fraud and the issuance of 25 civil fraud orders. These enforcement efforts resulted in a combined total of …

Louisiana State Police Arrest 5 in Staged Crash Case

Louisiana State Police detectives with the Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit have arrested five people for violations of Louisiana insurance fraud laws in relation to an alleged staged crash in Evangeline Parish. The LSP reported that an initial investigation revealed in …

Man Charged with Assuming Identity of N.J. Doctor in $1M Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Florida man has been charged with assuming the identity of a New Jersey doctor to submit more than $1 million in fraudulent medical claims for services allegedly rendered at a Morris County medical center that, in reality, did not …

Delaware Woman Charged with Falsely Reporting Carjacking

Delaware State Police say a woman who claimed to be the victim of a carjacking set up by an intentional crash has turned herself in to face criminal charges. Thirty-year-old Jane Macauley of Middletown, Del., surrendered to state police on …

Former Iowa Insurance Claims Rep Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge

A former claims representative in West Des Moines, Iowa, has pleaded guilty to defrauding an insurance company, the Iowa Insurance Division reported. Cora Harrington entered a guilty plea on June 25, 2018 to Fraudulent Practices in the 2nd Degree, a …

New Jersey Chiropractor Gets Prison Term for Medical Fraud Ring Role

A chiropractor involved in a medical fraud ring that bilked nearly $4 million overall from several insurers is now headed to prison. John Langeraap received a three-year sentence Friday. The 39-year-old Sparta, N.J., man had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to …

Delaware Couple Arrested for $100K Insurance Fraud

A Delaware couple has been arrested for insurance fraud after filing false medical claims for an automobile accident that never occurred, leading their insurance provider to be billed more than $100,000. “We take insurance fraud seriously,” said Delaware Insurance Commissioner …