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Former New Jersey Postal Worker Went Zip-Lining While on Disability

A former postal worker who had claimed a wrist injury prevented him from working posted photos of himself zip-lining and rappelling, state authorities said Monday as they announced insurance fraud and theft charges. Robert McGeehan, of Lower Township, N.J., is …

Ex-Oklahoma Insurance Agent Told to Stop Conducting Insurance Business

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has issued a cease and desist order to a former insurance agent in Cushing. The Oklahoma Insurance Department reported that investigators discovered Mark Lauderdale, whose insurance license expired four years ago, continued collecting payments …

Colorado Police Officer Arrested for Alleged Fraudulent Insurance Claims

A Colorado police officer indicted by a state grand jury was arrested on multiple felony counts for allegedly lying about his home and car being burglarized and collecting nearly $60,000 in fraudulent insurance claims. The Aspen Daily News reported Silt …

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 …

Two Delaware Residents Indicted After Insurance Fraud Investigation

After an investigation by the Department of Insurance Fraud Prevention Bureau, two Wilmington, Del., residents were indicted on Monday, August 7, 2017, by a New Castle County grand jury. Lisa Mitchell and Robert Jones were indicted on two felony counts …

Missouri Auditor Alleges Rural Hospital Involved in Billing Scheme

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a report alleging a rural hospital under financial strain in northern Missouri billed insurance companies for lab tests that didn’t occur at the hospital and received a cut of payments funneled to another lab …

New York Regulator Subpoenas Wells Fargo Over Unwanted Auto Insurance

New York state’s banking and insurance regulator issued subpoenas on Tuesday to two Wells Fargo & Co units after the bank said it had sold auto insurance to hundreds of thousands of customers who did not need it. The New …

Philadelphia Fire Captain Facing Charges for Insurance Fraud

A Philadelphia Fire Department captain has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud. Court records show 43-year-old Yolanda Stallings, of Philadelphia, Penn., was arrested June 27 and charged with various offenses including forgery and false reports. A department spokeswoman says …

Kentucky Attorney Accused of Stealing $550K in Insurance Settlements from Clients

A Kentucky attorney is facing charges in federal court that he defrauded clients out of their insurance settlements for $550,000. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Louisville says James Grant King allegedly committed aggravated identity theft and wire fraud from 2007 …

Pennsylvania Doctor Surrenders to Authorities for Role in Insurance Fraud

A Pennsylvania doctor has surrendered to federal authorities to spend up to seven years in prison for his part in an insurance fraud scheme involving a defunct drug laboratory. Fifty-five-year-old John Johnson, of Hollidaysburg, surrendered Friday after his conviction on …