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Ethics and Insurance Fraud

It has been reported that the federal government’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program has been victimized by fraud. This program was designed to extend unemployment insurance benefits to self-employed people, independent contractors, those engaged in the gig economy, part-time workers …

Wisconsin Dentist Accused of Breaking Teeth in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Wisconsin dentist is accused of damaging his patients’ teeth so that he could bill insurance companies for crown procedures. Scott Charmoli, 60, of Grafton, has been charged in federal court with eight counts of health care fraud and two …

Maryland Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud After Setting Fire to Her House

After a lengthy investigation, deputies of the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office have charged a Caroline County woman for intentionally setting fire to her house. The fire was reported to 911 by a passer-by around 5 a.m. on June 15, …

District Attorney Questions Deutsche Bank, Aon Employees Over Trump Organization

Prosecutors from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. have interviewed employees of Deutsche Bank and insurance broker Aon as part of their investigation of the Trump Organization, according to people familiar with the matter. The interviews, which …

New York Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Busted Following Two-Year Investigation

An enterprise insurance fraud scheme operating in lower Westchester and the Bronx has been taken down following a nearly two-year long investigation. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. announced the takedown of Operation Sledgehammer, in which five registered …

Minnesota Fraud Bureau: Insurance Fraud Referrals Up in 2019 but not for Agents

While Minnesota insurance regulators saw an uptick in the number of fraud case referrals during 2019, agent and broker fraud referrals were down significantly that year, the most recent for which insurance fraud statistics for the state are available. In …

California Co-Workers Charged for Insurance Fraud and Arson

Co-workers Rajdeep Singh, 35, of Rocklin, Calif., and David Bailey, Jr., 29, of Sacramento, were arrested on multiple counts of insurance fraud and arson after allegedly conspiring to commit vehicular arson in order to receive an undeserved insurance payout of …

Task Force Nabs California Man for Insurance Fraud, Reporting False Vehicle Theft

Juan Camilo Vargas, 62, of Escondido, Calif., was arrested on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and reporting a false vehicle theft after allegedly misrepresenting when and where his vehicle was stolen from in order to receive an undeserved insurance …

N.Y. Man Charged with Insurance Fraud for Tow Yard Arson Causing $100K in Damages

A New York man has been charged with arson and other crimes after allegedly setting fire to vehicles in a tow yard and filing an insurance claim to collect the cash. Egor Spiridonov, of Broad Channel, Queens, has been charged …

New Jersey Man Charged for Fraudulent Insurance Claim After DWI Wreck

A Roselle, N.J., man has been criminally charged with filing a fraudulent insurance claim for repairs on a luxury vehicle he wrecked while intoxicated earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes …