Since 2003, Allstate Insurance Company has filed 47 fraud lawsuits in New York State, attempting to recover over $235 million...
May 22, 2013
When I think of sledgehammers, I tend to think of Thor; but for authorities in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, they might...
May 20, 2013
The New York prison system had eight more mouths to feed recently, after authorities arrested and indicted eight individuals...
May 20, 2013
Back in September we brought you the gruesome story of Armin Wand, the man who tried to obtain insurance money by burning...
May 14, 2013
Though we are more frequently hearing about content on the internet and social media leading to criminal charges and convictions, there are still some who apparently haven’t heard. For example, one woman in Florida told her auto insurer about a hit-and-run driver that hit her car, after which she...June 19th, 2013 | Read More
Back in May of 2010 we brought you the story of Jeffrey Alnutt, who was convicted by a jury for second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree arson due to a fire on December 21, 2007 at a building he owned. Tenant Deborah Morris, 39, lived in...June 19th, 2013 | Read More
Elgin police say an Illinois man has admitted to authorities that he filed several fake “slip and fall” lawsuits against fast food restaurants and grocery stores. Court records show that Juventino Guzman, 52, was charged with aggravated insurance fraud and three counts of insurance fraud...June 14th, 2013 | Read More
A 25-year Sheriff’s Office veteran has been charged for allegedly faking a car crash with a deer and then lying about it in a police report. And all that just so a friend could get the insurance money to put towards a new car. Steven Thomas Keene, 48, is charged with one count each of conspiracy to...June 12th, 2013 | Read More
Though it may sound like a movie plot, it isn’t. This is real life. Organized crime has dug deep and crept into medical insurance and auto insurance fraud. Dangerous organized-crime rings, especially those with ethnic ties, have been defrauding insurers for decades. But larger and more sophisticated...June 10th, 2013 | Read More
A Montana man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud due to his failure to report that he owned a profitable business from 2001 to 2012, while he was collecting over $277,000 in federal worker’s compensation benefits. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the San Francisco Chronicle, William...June 10th, 2013 | Read More
“Cathy Cashwell, Come on Down, you’re the next person to make it into The Fraud Report!” OK, that’s not quite what she heard, but Cashwell did hear the famous “Come on Down” when she went on The Price is Right in September of 2009. Going on that show would normally be very exciting,...June 5th, 2013 | Read More
North Carolina just just arrested five people who police say were participating in staged accident schemes, according to Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, who announced the arrests on May 31st. The five people, all from Durham County, are: Natoyia Barbee, 29, was placed under a $30,000 secured bond,...June 5th, 2013 | Read More
Many people who visit Las Vegas imagine getting rich quick from gambling. But one local woman decided to take a shot at getting rich quick without the help of playing cards or dice; she decided to stage slip-and-fall accidents. Mary Yonko admitted that she staged several accidents for the insurance money...June 4th, 2013 | Read More
A former Missouri claims adjuster has been sentenced for fraudulently obtaining over $400,000 from the company where he worked. Brian Behl, the former adjuster for Allianz Insurance Company, was sentenced on May 23rd to 27 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, according...May 30th, 2013 | Read More