Erin Lee McCarroll, 49, of Laguna Beach, California, was arraigned on 27 felony counts including grand theft and forgery after a California Department of Insurance investigation.
  October 24   Insurance Journal Fraud Liability Workers' Compensation California

The Chinese owner of an unauthorized central California lab that fueled conspiracy theories about China and biological weapons has been arrested on charges of not obtaining the proper permits.
  October 24   Insurance Journal Fraud Legislation & Regulation Liability

‘Cases like this one are particularly egregious, employees were not only put at great risk, but they were denied their hard-earned wages,’ Ricardo Lara, California insurance commissioner, said in a release.
  October 12   Property Casualty 360 Fraud Workers' Compensation

Nelson Israel Lopez Giron, the owner of wood-framing firm Giron Construction, tried to claim the employee wasn’t his.
  October 12   StarTribune Fraud Workers' Compensation Minnesota

Sam Bankman-Fried’s criminal trial started this week; and on the same day, he sued one of his director & officer insurers. And a lot of people are asking, why? Is the timing a coincidence or on purpose? Shouldn’t he be focused on the criminal trial? The answer is: he is.
  October 9   JD Supra Fraud Insurance Industry Litigation

A Florida insurance claims adjuster was arrested late last month for allegedly running an $11.6 million auto insurance fraud scheme since December 2018, according to the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS).
  October 5   Property Casualty 360 Fraud Florida

Ms. Conaway’s first fraudulent invoice claimed she was hospitalized in Arizona and she received just over $10,000 in payment from the insurance company. After this apparent success, Ms. Conaway went on to file claims using forged invoices for hospitalizations in Florida and California.
  October 5   News Channel 9 Fraud Arizona California Florida

In a seminal ruling, Judge Arthur Engoron found that former President Donald Trump and his organization misled financial institutions, including insurance companies, by significantly inflating asset values and misrepresenting his net worth in official documents.
  September 27   Claims Pages Staff Fraud New York

Four individuals, including two licensed public insurance adjusters, one unlicensed insurance adjuster, and a mold contractor, have been arrested on multiple felony charges for their alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud a 94-year-old woman and Citizens Insurance.
  September 26   Claims Pages Staff Fraud Property Florida

A ChatGPT-style tool designed to assist cybercriminals will let hackers develop sophisticated attacks on a significantly larger scale, researchers have warned.
  September 19   Sky News Fraud Technology

The New Year probably didn’t start the way Safelite officials expected. On Jan. 5, Safelite Group Inc., Safelite AutoGlass (SAG) and Safelite Solutions LLC (SSL) were sued for insurance fraud by a former employee for himself and on behalf of the people of California.
  September 11   glassBytes Auto Fraud Litigation California

An insurance adjuster from Texas was sentenced to 20 years in prison for pocketing more than $200,000 in insurance payouts meant for St. Charles Parish residents who filed claims to repair damage to their property following Hurricane Ida, according to the St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office.
  September 5 Fraud Property Louisiana

The Urban Automobile Insurance Fraud Task Force successfully dismantled an alleged auto insurance fraud ring that had been operating for years, resulting in the arrest of seven individuals yesterday. A total of 23 individuals are facing felony counts of insurance fraud and conspiracy in connection to the case.
  August 18   Claims Pages Staff Auto Fraud California

Federal prosecutors have secured charges against five more people in an alleged years-long scheme to crash cars into big rigs and buses on New Orleans freeways for millions in insurance money.
  August 17 Auto Fraud Liability Litigation Louisiana

Danny Williams, the proprietor of Southport Towing located in Mobile, is set to face trial next April following a decision by a Mobile County District Court Judge on Tuesday. The trial will revolve around charges of insurance fraud, which were brought against Williams in 2020.
  August 16   Claims Pages Staff Fraud Alabama

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