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Los Angeles resident attempts to defraud insurer with false workers’ comp claim


LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Clara Madrid, 60, was arrested by Department of Insurance detectives yesterday for insurance fraud and attempted perjury. Madrid filed a workers' compensation claim for an alleged head injury while on the job, and made false statements and lied while working to settle the claim.

In March 2012 Madrid resigned from her employment as a housekeeper. Five days later Madrid filed a claim for a head injury she allegedly received on the job in November 2
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Posted by Madison Voss
Publish Date: 2015-04-03 14:47:00

Insurance agent pleads guilty to impersonating father to commit insurance fraud


RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Mario Lizarraga, 28, a licensed insurance agent, pleaded guilty on March 16 to identity theft after impersonating his father in order to fraudulently obtain insurance coverage for a friend.

A Department of Insurance investigation revealed that Lizarraga allegedly purchased the auto insurance policy for his friend just after the uninsured friend was involved in an auto accident. By impersonating his father and purchasing coverage, Lizarraga exposed
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Posted by Madison Voss
Publish Date: 2015-04-02 14:48:00

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

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