ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — A car was buried in the backyard of a Northern California mansion 30 years ago as part of a scheme to commit insurance fraud, authorities said Thursday.
The convertible Mercedes was discovered last month by landscapers in the affluent town of Atherton in Silicon Valley.
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — Three decades after a car was reported stolen in Northern California, police are digging the missing convertible out of the yard of a $15 million mansion built by a man with a history of arrests for murder, attempted murder and insurance fraud.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A physician pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding California’s Medi-Cal system by prescribing unnecessary drugs to more than 1,000 patients, prosecutors said.
Dr. Mohammed El-Nachef entered pleas in Orange County to one count of insurance fraud and one count of aiding and abetting the unauthorized practice of medicine, according to a statement from the state attorney general’s office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surgeon and his girlfriend have pleaded guilty in an insurance fraud scheme that involved recruiting patients at Southern California sober living homes to undergo unnecessary surgeries and other procedures.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Mississippi pharmacist has been sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison for a $180 million health insurance fraud scheme involving unnecessary prescriptions for expensive pain creams and other medications.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three Louisiana women have been ordered to repay a total of $5.5 million to companies defrauded in a scheme to stage wrecks.
Keishira Richardson, 27, Chandrika Brown, 31, and Aisha Thompson, 44, are among 36 people convicted so far in what authorities have called “Operation Sideswipe,” news releases said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina insurance agents have been accused of submitting false insurance claims to collect more than $30,000, authorities said.
The N.C. Department of Insurance said in a news release that Christian LaFabian Ratliff, 34, of Rockingham, was charged with insurance fraud obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A longtime friend of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh now faces 18 charges involving the theft of more than $3 million in insurance money from the family of Murdaugh's dead housekeeper, according to newly unsealed court documents.
WASHBURN, N.D. (AP) — A central North Dakota farmer has pleaded not guilty to crop insurance fraud.
Kent Pfaff, 58, of the Washburn area, has been released on a personal recognizance bond. U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former owner of a group of health spas and clinics in Los Angeles has admitted to participating in a $20 million insurance fraud scheme involving Botox injections, laser hair removal and other procedures, federal prosecutors said.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A retired San Jose Police officer who owns a security business pleaded no contest to insurance fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and worker exploitation and is expected to be sentenced to three years in jail, prosecutors said Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people have been accused of trying to tell investigators that one of them was hurt in a traffic accident which was later found to be a false claim, the N.C. Department of Insurance said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina woman and accused her of forging bills and claim forms to get more than $70,000 from an insurance company, the N.C. Department of Insurance said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina attorney whose wife and son were found shot to death at the home where the family's housekeeper also died will likely remain in jail for many months now that a judge has again denied bond pending his insurance fraud trial.
DETROIT (AP) — A former contractor for the state of Michigan has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for helping orchestrate a $3.8 million fraud scheme involving money intended to help unemployed people during the coronavirus pandemic.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A woman who reported seeing a man later identified as South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh bloodied on a roadside after a shooting told an emergency dispatcher she didn’t stop because it “looks like a setup,” according to 911 calls released Friday.
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.
A former Metter insurance agent was jailed Tuesday on charges of insurance fraud.
The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division Director Stan Bexley said that Thelga Mahalia Nelson, of Maxie Circle in Metter, was arrested and taken to the Candler County Jail, charged with four counts of felony insurance fraud.
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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 35-year-old former Las Vegas pet shop owner pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges that could get her up to 24 years in state prison for setting fire to the business before 27 puppies and dogs were rescued earlier this year, a court official said.