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Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame Inducts 9 Scammers

The Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame has inducted nine new members. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a group of insurance, consumers and government organizations, reported the following inductees: Burning desire. Two firefighters died when a brick wall fell on them …

Manhattan Man Convicted in Two Identity Theft Schemes

A Manhattan man has been convicted of engaging in two separate identity theft schemes between 2013 and 2014 and has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half to 15 years in state prison. An investigation by New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood’s …

Chicago Doctor Convicted on Charges of Billing Insurers for Nonexistent Treatment

A federal jury has convicted a Chicago doctor on fraud charges for billing insurance companies for purported chiropractic manipulations that were never performed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois reported. Dr. Paul Madison, an anesthesiologist and …

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in $74K Insurance Fraud Scheme

An Essex County, N.J., man has pleaded guilty in a scheme to obtain $74,000 in disability payments by submitting dozens of forged documents to his insurance provider. Major Smith, a former teacher in the East Orange school district, pleaded guilty …

New York Man Charged With More Than $15K in Workers’ Comp Fraud

A New York man has been arrested on charges that he defrauded the workers’ compensation system by claiming he was out of work due to an injury while continuing to work at his family business. Jeffrey Smalt of Bath, N.Y., …

Pennsylvania Charges 60 Individuals in Statewide Insurance Fraud Sweep

Criminal charges have been announced against 60 Pennsylvanians following investigations by the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section. As a result, 23 people were charged in Eastern Pennsylvania, 10 in Central Pennsylvania and 27 in Western Pennsylvania. The charges came about …

N.J. Woman Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud in Used Luxury Vehicle Theft Scheme

A New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining insurance identification cards as part of a scheme to steal luxury used vehicles from dealerships in New Jersey and New York. Paige Hunt, 27, of Bloomfield, N.J., pleaded guilty to …

Former Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Setting Fire to Apartment in Insurance Scam

The former pastor of a Baltimore, Md., church has been sentenced to three years in prison for setting fire to an apartment he rented in Southeast Washington in a plan to collect insurance money. The announcement was made by U.S. …

Texas Pilot Who Crashed Plane for Insurance Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme

A 33-year-old pilot, formerly of Kemah, Texas, was sentenced in early October to more than five years in prison and ordered to repay nearly $1 million in an insurance fraud-related case. Theodore Robert Wright III previously pleaded guilty on Dec. …

St. Louis Chiropractor Sentenced for Police Bribery Scheme, Insurance Fraud

A St. Louis chiropractor has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $350,000 for a scheme that involved bribing police officers to get information used to solicit clients. Mitchell Davis was sentenced in U.S. District Court. He pleaded …