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High-flying airplane con crash lands and deep-sixes
January 11, 2018
Ditzy gang wrecks planes, Lamborghini, luxury boat in doomed insurance plot imageSmoke filled the Beechcraft Baron airplane 30 miles off the Louisiana coast … going down fast. Pilot Theodore R. Wright III radioed for help when flames spat out from behind the instrument panel, melting the windshield. He ...


Taking down major workers-comp medical rings earns Calif. prosecutor national award
January 10, 2018
Useless, deadly compound creams among $500 million of charged scams imageWASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2018 — Major medical fraud rings are looking over their shoulders at prosecutor Shaddi Kamiabipour, who has stopped more than $500 million of workers-compensation medical scams throughout California in just the last ...


Palm Beach Post exposes sober-home epidemic, earns national journalism award from Coalition
January 10, 2018
Insurance fraud drives wave of bogus sober homes, rehab and testing WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2018 — Sober homes plied recovering addicts with drugs so they’d relapse and keep being trafficked for inflated urine testing and rehab illegally charged to insurers. The deadly epidemic driven by insurance fraud in South Florida was widely ...


Young broker steals client premiums for mansion living
December 04, 2017
imageRising prodigy overspends, crashes after leaving clients without protection Earl O’Garro had it all — and more. The young insurance broker was a rising prodigy in a city known for insurance stars. O’Garro owned Hybrid Insurance Group, which specialized in expensive, high-risk coverage for businesses and others. He opened Hybrid ...


Homes bought cheap, burned for inflated claims
November 13, 2017
imageArson rings round up dozens of homes to torch in arson spree Homes and cars were kindling for Verdon Taylor, the overlord of a crime ring that lit up more than 30 arson fires to score nearly $1 million of insurance money. Buy cheap and claim big was Taylor’s ...


Kentucky's high court upholds EUOs, agrees with Coalition legal brief
October 30, 2017

The Coalition, often in partnerships, is a leader in filing amicus curiae briefs on key court cases across the nation. Well-crafted “friend-of-the-court” briefs can influence positive court precedents that strengthen anti-fraud efforts around the U.S. — while protecting consumer rights.

A Kentucky case that threatened insurer ...


Celeb skin doc bills nose jobs as insured medical repairs
October 03, 2017
Fugitive goes on run after convicted of $50-million insurance grab imagePatients found Dr. David Morrow’s offer an easy sell — he’d pretty them up with free or discounted cosmetic surgery. Insurers would pay most of the tab, the celebrity skin doc told patients at his clinic in Rancho Mirage, ...


8 ways Long Island homeowners can stop Jose contractor scams
September 20, 2017
Storm chasers may do shoddy repairs, steal downpayments imageALBANY, Sept 20, 2017 — Long Islanders should stay alert for storm-chasing contractors who dangle fast and fraudulent home repairs after tropical storm Jose batters low-lying areas, warns the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud. Jose could cause considerable flooding ...


Houston Homeowners Warned Against Repair Scams
September 07, 2017
8 Ways Houstonians can avoid contractor cons, insurance fraud imageWASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 — Houston homeowners should stay alert for storm-chasing contractors who dangle fast, cheap and fraudulent repairs that could cost thousands of dollars out of pocket, the nonprofit Coalition Against Insurance Fraud warns. “Harvey’s vast home ...


Kind man burned alive in home insurance arson
September 06, 2017
imageBest friend betrays him for insurance payouts, burns home with blowtorch David O’Dell was a gentle man, mentally slowed by a head injury, yet good-natured and trusting. He lived alone in an aging wooden house. He had no idea the home would become his coffin. O’Dell was burned ...


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