Montana fraud victims to receive restitution

Montana fraud victims to receive restitution

(Helena, MT – Insurance News and Markets) – Last month, Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Monica J. Lindeen, ordered payment of more than $200,000 to individuals who were victims of a pair of major financial frauds. The restitution, announced on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, brings the total paid by the Montana Securities Restitution […]

DC residents are urged to report elder abuse and financial fraud

DC residents are urged to report elder abuse and financial fraud

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) –   In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) urged community members to protect seniors in the DC area by reporting financial fraud and exploitation. “The growing senior population in the District has unfortunately been increasingly targeted […]

Victims of Kern County wildfire may have insurance coverage

Victims of Kern County wildfire may have insurance coverage

(Kern, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – Residents of Kern County who were forced to leave their homes during the Erskine Fire could have insurance coverage to help defray the costs of evacuation and recovery, through homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies. The fire, which threatens more than 1,500 homes and torched 19,000 acres has […]

Pensacola woman convicted for organized fraud

Pensacola woman convicted for organized fraud

(Tallahassee, FL – Insurance News and Markets) – In 2014, a Pensacola resident named Gloria Hardaway was arrested for Medicaid provider fraud and grand theft, offenses that were allegedly committed when she worked for Home Instead Senior Care. She had been hired by Community Outreach, Inc. as an employee and did not include Home Instead […]

Lonoke woman, Texarkana man fined for insurance-related crimes

Lonoke woman, Texarkana man fined for insurance-related crimes

(Little Rock, AR – Insurance News and Markets) – A woman from Lonoke and a man from Texarkana have pleaded guilty to offenses involving fake insurance cards, according to an announcement by Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr.  Becky Brand, 34, of Lonoke, pleaded guilty to a single count of Criminal Attempt, after presenting a fake […]

LA medical worker arrested for disability fraud

LA medical worker arrested for disability fraud

(Los Angeles, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – The California Insurance Commission announced the arrest of  Johana Magnolia Paredes, 45, of Bellflower, on two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud after allegedly misrepresenting her injuries to collect $39,953 in disability payments that she was not entitled to. “The disability system is an important […]

Michigan AG announces 22 felony fraud charges against urgent care doctor.

Michigan AG  announces 22 felony fraud charges against urgent care doctor.

(Lansing, MI – Insurance News and Markets) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that Dr. Bassel Altantawi, 45, of Farmington Hills was being charged with Medicare fraud (nine counts), health care fraud (12 counts) and a single count of continuing criminal enterprise. Altantawi is the only practicing physician at Canton Urgent Care, located at […]