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Southern California policyholder facing felony insurance fraud charges surrenders to authorities


HEMET, Calif. - Santiago Benjamin Ruiz, 33, surrendered to officials in Riverside Superior Court on suspicion of felony insurance fraud, after allegedly filing a false insurance claim for damage to his vehicle.

"Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime," said Insurance Commissioner Jones. "Every policyholder pays for these crimes through higher premiums, as the insurers pass along the cost of paying fraudulent claims."

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Posted by Madison Voss
Publish Date: 2014-09-04 10:30:00

Couple arrested for falsified collision report


RIALTO, Calif. - Augustine Piedra, Jr., 21, and Larena Marlene Renova, 21, of Rialto were arrested on suspicion of felony insurance fraud, after allegedly filing a false insurance claim for chiropractic care and injuries after an auto collision.

"This case is a reminder to all Californians if you file a false insurance claim you are committing insurance fraud," said Commissioner Jones. "Insurance fraud can result in jail time and a reco
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Posted by Madison Voss
Publish Date: 2014-09-02 10:57:00

Classic show car recovered after falsified theft report


MIRA LOMA, Calif. – Bascom Lowell Mellon Jr., 65, of Mira Loma, was arrested on suspicion of felony insurance fraud, after allegedly filing a false insurance claim for the theft of his classic 1957 Chevy Bel Air show car, valued at $50,000.

"False insurance claims not only waste valuable resources on the part of the state and insurance companies, but also result in higher costs for all consumers," said Commissioner Jones.


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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-06-05 13:54:00

Gas station owner arrested for auto fraud


LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Abbas Eslami aka Bobby Eslami, 56, of Claremont, was arrested May 9, 2014 and charged with insurance fraud. Eslami allegedly falsified a receipt for repairs on a fuel pump which was damaged during an accidental drive-off incident. Eslami also gave a statement to his insurer in which he was adamant that he paid the extensive repairs and should be reimbursed. The insurer denied the majority of his claim as it did not correla
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Posted by Madison Voss
Publish Date: 2014-05-16 14:53:00

Former Property and Casualty Broker pleads guilty to misappropriation of fiduciary funds


Orange County, Calif. - James Ba Nguyen, 42, a former Orange County resident stole premium funds from a property insurance policy and issued a fake proof of insurance certificate to an unrelated policyholder C. Nguyen. Additionally, in October 2010, CDI was contacted by another victim who claimed Nguyen stole the premium payments from another property insurance policy and issued a fake proof of insurance certificate to
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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-05-06 15:53:00

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