Virginia man guilty in massive identity theft, tax fraud scheme

Virginia man guilty in massive identity theft, tax fraud scheme

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – On March 7, Bradley King, 35, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, pled guilty to involvement in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme where he sought more than $1.5 million in tax refunds by filing fraudulent federal income tax returns. He pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud […]

Party promoter charged with forgery

Party promoter charged with forgery

(Los Angeles, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – A Huntington Beach man faces a felony charge of forgery related to business conducted as ALIST Entertainment. According to the California Insurance Department, Carlos Rojas, 33, of Huntington Beach, surrendered to the Los Angeles Police Department on May 5, because of a warrant obtained by California […]

Alabama considers making cargo theft a criminal offense

Alabama considers making cargo theft a criminal offense

(Des Plaines, IL – Insurance News and Markets) – The National Insurance Crime Bureau is encouraging Alabama legislators to pass a senate bill that would make cargo theft a crime. Senate Bill 127 recognizes the impact that cargo theft has across the entire socio-economic spectrum. The costs of merchandise, transportation and even food are affected […]

New Orleans woman convicted in multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme

New Orleans woman convicted in multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – According to the Department of Justice, a New Orleans jury convicted 46-year-old Tracy Richardson Brown, on 18 counts, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud (nine counts), one count of conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks and paying illegal kickbacks (seven counts). She will be […]

NICB urges Mississippi legislators to tackle cargo theft

NICB urges Mississippi legislators to tackle cargo theft

(Des Plaines, IL – Insurance News and Markets) – Mississippi lawmakers have been given a bill that criminalizes cargo theft. That is House Bill 595, which was introduced by Rep. Steve Massengill (R-District 13). The NICB reports that cargo theft is a major crime across the country, which adds to the cost of consumer goods […]

Tucson business accused of scamming homeowners facing foreclosure

Tucson business accused of scamming homeowners facing foreclosure

(Tucson, AZ – Insurance News and Markets) – In late February, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Sonia Hodgin and Hodgin & Co., LLC., who are accused of violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by charging struggling homeowners thousands of dollars for foreclosure assistance services and failing to provide those […]

DC resident indicted on violations of the Clean Air Act, fraud

DC resident indicted on violations of the Clean Air Act, fraud

(Washington, DC –Insurance News and Markets) – Last month, a resident of the District of Columbia was indicted on violations of the Clean Air Act and fraud, in a seven-count indictment  in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. James Power, 59, of Washington, DC., was indicted after investigation into a scheme to […]

Three Floridians arrested in connection with abuse of a wheelchair-bound patient

Three Floridians arrested in connection with abuse of a wheelchair-bound patient

(Tallahassee, FL- Insurance News and Markets) – Three individuals were arrested by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, in connection to the physical abuse of a resident of the Florida State Hospital. Investigation revealed that Robert Blackman, 56, attempted to punch the disabled resident, shoved the resident’s […]