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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

Gardener working while out on disability arrested for workers’ comp fraud


ORANGE, Calif. -Ignacio Luna Silva, 61, was arrested for workers' compensation fraud associated with anallegedly fraudulent total temporary disability claim. If convicted, Silva faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison and nearly $225,000 in fines and restitution.

"The disability system is invaluable to individuals that are truly injured and unable to work," said Commissioner Jones. "If you attempt to fraudulently collect be
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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-11-03 11:06:00

Shasta County insurance agent sentenced in felony forgery case


REDDING, Calif. - Andrew Darol Buckley, 54, pleaded no contest to forgery charges and was sentenced to three years felony probation and ordered to pay more than $3,600 in fines and restitution. Buckley surrendered his California insurance license at the time of his arrest on May 23, 2014.

"Agents are trusted with sensitive personal information and are expected to act in the best interest of their clients," said Commissioner Jones. "It is disturbing that Mr. Buckley ma
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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-10-13 14:24:00

Sentencing update on public adjuster stealing from fire victim


LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jaymie Marie Huizar, 47, of Rosemead, a licensed public adjuster pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of passing non-sufficient checks totaling more than $30,000 that should have been distributed to her client.

"Unfortunately, this homeowner was victimized twice," said Commissioner Jones. "Once when their home was damaged by fire and again when Huizar violated her fiduciary responsibility and stole from her."

In February 2012,
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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-10-13 14:06:00

Couple arrested after allegedly falsifying insurance claim on father’s policy


LOS ANGELES, Calif. -William Alexander Claros, 30, and Jenifer Susan Preciado, 35, return to court tomorrow to face charges of filing a false insurance claim after an investigation revealed that Preciado had purposefully excluded Claros from an insurance claim of an incident during which Claros had been driving.

"Fraudulent insurance claims are costly for all California consumers," said Insurance Commissioner Jones. "When individuals at
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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-09-29 14:17:00

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