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Former New Jersey Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Sandy Fraud

A former police officer has been sentenced to prison for his role in stealing $187,000 in federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds to repair a vacation home on the New Jersey shore. The Asbury Park Press reports 45-year-old Nikola Lulaj was …

New Jersey Man Charged in Alleged $17K Insurance Fraud Scheme

A New Jersey man has been charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception in an alleged scheme to collect $17,048 in temporary total disability payment from his insurance company. Ramdeo Ramsaran, of Teaneck, N.J., was indicted on charges of …

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 …

Police Arrest New Jersey Contractor Accused of Theft

Police have arrested a New Jersey contractor who they allege took nearly a quarter-million dollars from clients but never started the promised work. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office says 56-year-old Peter Rinaldi, of Little Egg Harbor, was arrested Friday more …

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 …

New Jersey Man Charged with Insurance Fraud, Theft by Deception

A Middlesex County, N.J., man has been charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception for allegedly impersonating his deceased mother to obtain cheaper renters insurance under her senior-discounted policy and for falsifying claims for jewelry and other items stolen …

School Transit Company, Owner Charged with Insurance Fraud in Pennsylvania

A school transit company with a $2.4 million contract to provide rides to special needs students in a Pittsburgh-area charter school network has been charged with failing to properly insure some vehicles and hiring drivers with criminal records by ignoring …