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Department of Insurance Blog 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 13:50:00

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 14:50:00

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

Cemetery worker arrested for workers' compensation insurance fraud

San Jose, Calif. - Jacob Richard Palomino, 32, of San Jose, surrendered at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office on April 14 and was charged with insurance fraud.

The investigation revealed that Palomino was injured while working at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Palomino allegedly stepped off machinery, stumbled and fell and subsequently sustained an injury to his right knee. Palomino sought medical treatment and was placed on total tempor
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Posted by Patrick Storm
Publish Date: 2014-05-06 15:50:00

Initial Recommendations on TNC insurance issue

March 25, 2014

 

Marzia Zafar

Director, Policy and Planning Division

California Public Utilities Commission

505 Van Ness Avenue, 5thFloor

San Francisco, CA 94102

RE: Rulemaking 12-12-011

Dear Ms. Zafar:

The California Department of Insurance held an investigatory hearing on March 21, 2014,relating to in
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Posted by Commissioner Dave Jones
Publish Date: 2014-03-25 18:52:00

 
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