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N.Y. Woman Sentenced for Stealing More Than $3K in Workers’ Comp Benefits

A New York woman who stole $3,065.28 in workers’ compensation benefits by forging her late father’s name in order to cash the checks has been sentenced to one year in jail. Bonnie S. Slater of Randolph, N.Y., was sentenced in …

New Hampshire Contractor Arrested and Charged with Theft, Forgery

A New Hampshire contractor was arrested on July 31, 2020, and will be arraigned this week in connection with charges for theft, forgery and unfair or deceptive business practices. New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that Brian Jeffery …

New York Stenographer Arrested for Extensive Overbilling Scheme

New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro has announced the arrest and arraignment of an Oswego County court stenographer who routinely added zeros to billing invoices to insurance carrier clients over the course of several years, resulting in her alleged …

Harsh Sentence Sought for Rhode Island Woman Who Took $5M from Loved Ones

A Rhode Island woman who cheated relatives, her closest friends and her husband’s firefighting colleagues out of nearly $5 million to fund a lavish lifestyle should face the harshest sentence possible, federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum Thursday. Monique …

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Charges Insurance Adjuster in $722K Theft

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) has charged insurance adjuster Michael R. Shelly with insurance fraud, forgery, theft by deception and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds for stealing more than $722,000 from Bridesburg, Penn.-based manufacturer Philly …

Ex-Church Administrator in Pennsylvania Gets 10 to 20 Years in Theft Case

A former western Pennsylvania church administrator has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in the theft of $1.2 million that prosecutors said he and his wife used for vacations, sports tickets and other personal expenses. An Allegheny County judge …

Washington Commissioner’s ‘Insurance Fraud Most Wanted’ Suspect Extradited

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s criminal investigations unit has extradited Kreidler’s “insurance fraud most wanted suspect” Jessica Epler from Pennsylvania to face felony charges of theft and insurance fraud in Spokane County. Epler has been on Kreidler’s most wanted list …

Washington Woman Charged in Tiffany Bracelet Claim

Teri Simpson, 43, of Napavine, Wash., was charged in Lewis County Superior Court with second-degree theft in connection with an insurance claim over an expensive piece of jewelry. An investigation by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit shows Simpson …

Judge Rules Convicted Swindler in Connecticut Won’t Have to Pay Restitution

A judge has ruled that a former Connecticut insurance broker convicted of swindling millions of dollars from several elderly clients won’t have to repay the money, as originally ordered. Galan Newton was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2001 …

Man Charged with Generator Fraud in Connecticut after Superstorm Sandy

An Oregon man has been charged with stealing deposits Connecticut homeowners had made for generators after Superstorm Sandy. The Stamford Advocate reports that 56-year-old John Mech, of Seaside, Oregon, took a $7,500 deposit from a Stamford, Conn., homeowner for a …