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Amazing Arson Dog Earns N.Y. Fraud Fighter Award
March 08, 2017
Insurers honor Labrador retriever who sleuthed hundreds of arsons in 10-year career imageNEW YORK, N.Y., March 8, 2017 — A remarkable arson dog whose nifty nose earned dozens of arson convictions was named New York’s top fraud fighter for 2016. The trained yellow Labrador retriever

Cheater mugs adjuster after bogus car-repair claim
March 01, 2017
Violence a threat that all fraud fighters watch out for imagePrentice E. Ponds was cornered. He’d just made an insurance claim for repairing his damaged Chevy Camaro. Insurer adjuster Mark Frayne visited his home. Frayne showed him photos proving the car was damaged before he bought it on ...


Grocery-store arson wrecks building, incinerates tenant
February 02, 2017
Duo ignites gasoline that exploded in botched insurance scam imageJamal Abu Samak blew up a New Orleans grocery store, firing up an insurance arson that went tragically wrong and incinerated a tenant living upstairs. Samak has lodged unappealing appeals for years in Hail Mary efforts to reduce his ...


8 Worst Insurance Criminals of 2016 Named
January 20, 2017
Extreme schemers reveal high costs of insurance scams in America imageWASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2017 — A home explodes ... hundreds of setup car crashes churn fake whiplash claims ... a helpless cerebral palsy patient starves to death. All for false insurance claims. These extreme schemers are among the eight worst ...


8 Worst Insurance Criminals of 2016 Named
January 20, 2017
Extreme schemers reveal high costs of insurance scams in America imageWASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2017 — A home explodes ... hundreds of setup car crashes churn fake whiplash claims ... a helpless cerebral palsy patient starves to death. All for false insurance claims. These extreme schemers are among the eight worst ...


Neighborhood blows up in botched insurance arson
January 17, 2017
Ignited home’s natural gas line, burning next-door neighbors alive imageDid an arson fire or drone strike wreck the home in a tree-lined Indianapolis neighborhood? Hard to tell the difference. Bob Leonard helped open a natural gas line inside the home. He wanted to trigger an arson blaze for ...


Epic crash ring braked after $279-million whiplash spree
January 17, 2017
Hundreds of crashes staged for fake whiplash insurance claims imageMichael Danilovich viewed auto insurers as his personal piñatas. The New York man staged hundreds car crashes. He helped mastermind the largest no-fault looting of insurers from setup car wrecks in U.S. history.  It was a behemoth $279-million binge of ...


Lawless libido traps cheater in partner-swap comp romp
January 17, 2017
Prison guard shot at swingers club, lied was work injury imageJohn Alfonzo Smiley turned a night of sex frolicking into a dodgy workers-compensation claim. Then fraud investigators, well, exposed the prison guard’s X-rated exploits and sent him to jail for insurance fraud. Smiley was shot and paralyzed from the ...


Oh deer! Mob associate uses deer parts to stage car wrecks
January 17, 2017
Claimed cars collided with deer in bloody $5-million insurance scam image“I live my life to cheat insurance companies. My high every day is to cheat insurance companies.” So went the mantra of body-shop owner and Philadelphia mob associate Ronald Galati Sr.  Bloody deer parts and dozens of setup car ...


Samaritan scammer shotguns legs to steal disability insurance
January 17, 2017
Said ambushed when helping stranded pregnant 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 and shotgunned him, shattering his legs and forcing surgeons to amputate his left foot. Or so ...


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