RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials with a North Carolina agency have accused a mother and son of falsely telling an insurance company that her car and truck had been struck multiple times by deer and other animals.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Instead of a suit and tie, lawyer Alex Murdaugh found himself in a jail jumpsuit Thursday in a cramped South Carolina courtroom, struggling to wipe tears from his eyes with handcuffed wrists as his lawyer detailed how his life crumbled over the past three months.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said Tuesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey Transit conductors, including one who sits on the board of directors, took part in a fraud scheme involving expensive prescription drugs, according to charges announced Thursday by the Essex County prosecutor's office.
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing charges of arson and insurance fraud in connection with a fire that consumed a building he owned in Great Barrington.
The building held apartments and a retail shop but was vacant when it went up in flames July 7.
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who used sledgehammers and mallets to further damage customers' vehicles at the two auto body shops he owned in an effort to cheat insurance companies has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, prosecutors said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 2,800 unemployment insurance claims have been sent to authorities to be investigated for fraud, South Carolina officials said...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the face of a new scathing audit about California's failure to prevent billions in unemployment insurance fraud, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration is putting blame on the federal government and declining to share details about how often he was briefed on the problems.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A pitcher on the Florida Marlins team that won the 2003 World Series has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for taking part in an insurance scam...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who federal prosecutors say was the ringleader of an auto insurance scam involving as many as 50 staged car crashes is set to be sentenced...
A Cecil Township man was arraigned Thursday on charges filed by a special agent with the state attorney general's office for allegedly making a false insurance claim last August.Jason Walker Rubin, 35, of 1400 Main St., was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of insurance fraud and theft by deception.An investigator with Nationwide Insurance contacted the attorney general's office after Rubin made a claim that a power surge at his apartment damaged 16 items of electronic equipment, doing $9,471 in damage.
Investigators with the state attorney general's insurance fraud section filed charges against two more people accused of committing the crime in Washington County.John Kostas Bourbakis, 34, of Weirton, W.Va., and Kerrie Gene Gill Jr., 57, of Conti Road, Brownsville, are among four in the county and 28 across the state charged recently with insurance fraud.Bourbakis is accused of making a fraudulent claim and stating that he lived at a Langeloth home that had been damaged by fire.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data...
A Washington woman was charged by an agent with the state attorney general's office with insurance fraud for allegedly taking out a policy less than an hour after a vehicle crash.The attorney general's office said Diona Roberta Vaughn, 40, of 975 Addison St., had her insurance policy with Safe Auto canceled in May for nonpayment.
A former South Franklin Township man was charged with insurance fraud after he allegedly tried to get an insurance company to pay for damage to his pickup truck after that same claim was denied by his current provider.Jeffrey Ray Hixon, 31, of 101 Trinity Drive, North Franklin Township, was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of insurance fraud and attempted theft by deception.The investigation was conducted by the attorney general's insurance fraud section after receiving a referral from a representative of Nationwide Insurance's special investigations unit.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ordered members of a Pennsylvania family whose mansion had three fires in five years to stand trial in a $20 million insurance fraud case.
Political fundraiser and hostess Claire Risoldi and her family are accused of living large on trumped-up insurance claims involving their 10-acre "Clairemont" estate in the Philadelphia suburbs.