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Sprinklers splash doomed pizzeria insurance arson
August 02, 2018
Owner muffs blaze ineptly planned to look like a grease fire

If Mustafa Zabana cooked pizza with the skill he used to fry his pizza shop, he should be selling furniture or shoes instead.

The Iraqi national owned Bruno’s Pizza in a strip ...


Flames, floods engulf Florida homes in adjuster's $14M plot
July 03, 2018
Give corrupt public adjuster Jorge Fausto Espinosa credit for one thing — maybe he wasn’t honest, though he was certainly prolific with wrecking homes. The South Florida man recruited dozens of homeowners to burn or flood their places for about $14 million of inflated insurance claims in ...


Combating drug rehab scams earns Palm Beach County's top prosecutor national award
June 06, 2018
Dave Aronberg helped ignite rehab reforms, prosecuted corrupt operators imageORLANDO, June 6, 2018 — Igniting a statewide crackdown of large-scale corruption in Florida’s drug-rehab industry has earned State Attorney Dave Aronberg a national award from the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. Palm Beach County’s top elected prosecutor ...


Parachutist survives 4,000-foot drop, husband disables chutes
June 01, 2018
Deeply in debt, UK husband tries to kill wife for life insurance, run away with mistress

skydiver_life_fraudWhat fearful emotions raced through parachutist Victoria Cilliers as she tumbled 4,000 feet toward almost certain death? The UK woman was an experienced parachute instructor and army physiotherapist with 2,600 jumps to her ...


Steer Clear Of Painkiller Scams, N.Y. Insurers Urge
May 14, 2018
Consumer campaign advises residents, reveals how insurance fraud spreads addictive pain pills in New York image Insurers are alerting New Yorkers how to avoid abusing addictive painkillers and falling victim to dishonest medical providers who make powerful prescription drugs too easily available. It’s a statewide outreach campaign by ...


Families torn apart by relentless pursuit of bogus whiplash claims
May 01, 2018
Families torn apart by relentless pursuit of bogus whiplash claims

imageCorruption by stealing insurance money can creep up on normally decent people. The opioid-like lure of easy money grinds away at even your deepest-held values, shifting a well-lived life into a corrosive money grab that breaks apart a ...


Senior Scam Alert: Hang Up On Cold Callers Exploiting New Medicare Cards To Steal Identity
April 12, 2018
Insurance fraud alliance warns seniors to stay alert to rapidly spreading phone scams imageWASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2018 — Just hang up. That’s the advice a national anti-fraud alliance urges for seniors who receive cold calls from scammers trying to steal their identities by exploiting new Medicare cards. ...


Chair of NAIC Antifraud Task Force Elected to Executive Committee of Antifraud Coalition
April 05, 2018
Oklahoma Commissioner John Doak brings regulator viewpoint to Coalition WASHINGTON, April 5, 2018 — Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak, chair of the NAIC’s Antifraud Task Force, has been named to the executive committee of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. He was elected unanimously to the position. “John Doak brings ...


Samaritan scammer has himself shot to steal disability
April 01, 2018
Leg amputated after claiming ambushed while helping stranded motorist

imageShannon Egeland stopped to help a pregnant woman stranded on a roadside late one summer night near Caldwell, Idaho. It was an ambush.  Someone snuck up behind, bopped him in the head and shotgunned him. The blast tore into Egeland’s ...


Turning a blind eye: Docs sticks patients with needles, lasers
March 01, 2018
Specialist also sticks Medicare with $137M in bogus eye claims

imagePatients flocked to Dr. Salomon Melgen, looking for relief of serious eye conditions. The West Palm Beach, Fla. eye specialist returned their trust by thrusting needles painfully in their eyes and searing their retinas with lasers. It was ...


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