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North Carolina mother, son, accused of insurance fraud

Sep. 17, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials with a North Carolina agency have accused a mother and son of falsely telling an insurance company that her car and truck had been struck multiple times by deer and other animals. A news release from state Insurance Commissioner Mike...

Lawyer Murdaugh exits jail after $10M insurance fraud arrest

Sep. 16, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Instead of a suit and tie, lawyer Alex Murdaugh found himself in a jail jumpsuit Thursday in a cramped South Carolina courtroom, struggling to wipe tears from his eyes with handcuffed wrists as his lawyer detailed how his life crumbled over the past three months. ...

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

Sep. 16, 2021 12:14 PM EDT
HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

Police: Lawyer Murdaugh arranged own death but shot grazed

Sep. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said...

2 plead guilty in Mississippi pharmacist health care scam

Aug. 25, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi pharmacist and a Louisiana marketer have pleaded guilty in connection with a multi-million dollar health insurance fraud scheme, federal authorities said Wednesday. A news release from the Justice Department said Mitchell “Chad”...

2 rail conductors among 3 charged with prescription scheme

Jul. 29, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey Transit conductors, including one who sits on the board of directors, took part in a fraud scheme involving expensive prescription drugs, according to charges announced Thursday by the Essex County prosecutor's office. Prosecutor...

Jury convicts suspended Georgia insurance commissioner of fraud in scheme against insurer he managed

Jul. 22, 2021 16:47 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Jury convicts suspended Georgia insurance commissioner of fraud in scheme against insurer he managed.

Man charged with arson following Great Barrington blaze

Jul. 22, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing charges of arson and insurance fraud in connection with a fire that consumed a building he owned in Great Barrington. The building held apartments and a retail shop but was vacant when it went up in flames...

Montana businesses encouraged to report unemployment fraud

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana employers are encouraged to notify the Montana Department of Labor and Industry if an unemployment insurance claimant fails to appear for a scheduled interview under a new policy announced by Gov. Greg Gianforte Tuesday. Gianforte said...

Iowa man gets 8 months in prison for unemployment fraud

Jul. 02, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for mail fraud after pleading guilty to an unemployment insurance fraud scheme in which he illegally collected thousands of dollars in pandemic-related benefits. Jerry Johnson, 54,...