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Fraud News Weekly

Monday, July 11, 2016


FRAUD FIGHTING

Golf tournament insurance scammer now a fraud fugitive in Washington

July 8, 2016, Snohomish County, WA -- Golf tournament insurance scammer and convicted felon Kevin Kolenda is wanted on a national extradition warrant after he failed to appear in Snohomish County Superior Court July 7 to face one felony charge for selling insurance without a license. The warrant stipulates that he will be extradited to…

more info > Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner


LIFE INSURANCE

Life insurance murder attempt earns Virginia husband 35 years in prison

July 8, 2016, Norfolk, VA -- A man convicted on charges associated with plotting a home invasion to murder his wife was handed down a 35-year prison sentence. A jury recommended that Anthony Johnson spend 35 years behind bars after he was found guilty for a number of charges stemming from conspiring to kill his wife, Elizabeth…

more info > 13newsnow.com


WORKERS COMP

Comp-collecting cop in California caught in bodybuilding competition

July 8, 2016, Santa Barbara, CA -- A bodybuilder who in March clinched the title of California's Strongest Man was on paid injury leave from his job as a Santa Barbara police officer, the city's newsweekly reported. Jacob Finerty, 27, of Newbury Park, began claiming workers' compensation benefits for an undisclosed injury in June…

more info > Workcompcentral.com


FALSE CLAIM

Woman in Las Vegas accused of faking theft of luxury item

July 8, 2016, Las Vegas, NV -- Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Rebekha Ruth Eisner, 59, of Las Vegas pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud. The fraud was committed between August 2014 and April 2015. Eisner filed a claim under a Farmers Insurance Exchange policy in which she fraudulently…

more info > KTNV.com


WORKERS COMP

Health care worker in Ohio convicted of workers comp fraud

July 8, 2016, Cleveland, OH -- A Cleveland woman caught holding a regular job while receiving injured worker’s benefits must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) a little more than $16,000 and serve five years probation. Crystal Moore, 31, was sentenced June 28 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas…

more info > Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation


MEDICAL FRAUD

MRI owner in Alabama pleads guilty in pill mill scam

July 8, 2016, Opelika, AL -- Ruben Hernandez, 39, of southern Florida, pleaded guilty on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in federal court to charges stemming from his role in the operation of a “pill mill” that existed in Opelika, Alabama between 2012 and 2013, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the…

more info > United States Department of Justice