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Los Angeles resident arrested on 13 felony counts of disability fraud


LOS ANGELES, Calif. -Troy Hodges, 32, of Los Angeles was arrested on 13 counts of health care disability fraud including submitting fraudulent insurance claims, forgery with intent to defraud and grand theft. Hodges allegedly forged documents that allowed him to collect over $6,000 in disability claim benefits that he was not entitled to.

"Losses from health insurance fraud are larger than any other type of insurance fraud," said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. "Th
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Posted by Madison Voss
Publish Date: 2015-03-12 13:47:00

Co-conspirators get caught padding claim


FRESNO, Calif. - David King, 54, of Fresno, was arrested last week by Department of Insurance detectives and charged with insurance fraud. King allegedly conspired with Darryl Ireland, 59, also from Fresno, and submitted false documents and statements to increase the settlement amount from a prior auto collision. 

A 2013 study by the Insurance Research Council found nearly a quarter of Americans believe it is acceptable to increase thei
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Posted by Madison Voss
Publish Date: 2015-02-26 11:07:00

Tijuana trip lands SoCal couple in trouble for stolen car claim


SAN DIEGO, Calif. -Adam St. Clair, 31, and Roxzyanna St. Clair, 30, were arrested on three felony counts of insurance fraud after confessing to their insurer that they fraudulently reported their 2001 Hyundai XG 300 stolen in San Diego, when it was actually stolen in Tijuana, Mexico.

"The St. Clair's actions are a stark reminder for consumers to be honest when submitting an insurance claim," said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. "If y
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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-12-12 10:49:00

Registered nurse found guilty of workers’ compensation fraud


SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Golnaz Gholipour, 35, of Lake Forest was found guilty of eight counts of perjury and four counts of insurance fraud associated with her deception over a seven-year period to bilk the workers' compensation system for more than $300,000. Gholipour received a sentence of three years in county jail and three years of formal probation as a result of her criminal actions.

Gholipour was a registered nurse who filed a disabi
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Posted by Madison Voss
Publish Date: 2014-12-01 12:13:00

Landscaper rescued from LA hillside lands in jail for workers’ comp fraud


ONTARIO, Calif. - Omar Nunez, 39, was arrested for workers' compensation claimant fraud and if convicted he faces up to five years in county jail and nearly $345,000 in fines and restitution.

Nunez submitted an injury claim in 2009 for his left ankle while he was working for an industrial company that specialized in scaffolding. Nunez claimed he fell down a ramp injuring his ankle and was unable to work. During the investigation process
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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-11-03 11:25:00

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