Latest Insurance fraud News

North Carolina Insurance Department accuses woman of fraud

Dec. 05, 2021 11:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman involved in an automobile accident has been charged by the state Department of Insurance with trying to get payment from an insurance company even though her coverage had lapsed. According to a news release, the Greensboro...

N. Carolina woman accused of forging insurance claim forms

Dec. 03, 2021 08:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina woman and accused her of forging bills and claim forms to get more than $70,000 from an insurance company, the N.C. Department of Insurance said. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey says special agents with...

Pharmacy marketer gets 30 months in health care fraud scam

Dec. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pharmacy marketer has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a military health care program and private insurance companies, federal prosecutors said. Thomas Wilburn Shoemaker, 57, of Rayville, Louisiana, was...

Judge again denies bond for prominent attorney Alex Murdaugh

Nov. 10, 2021 17:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina attorney whose wife and son were found shot to death at the home where the family's housekeeper also died will likely remain in jail for many months now that a judge has again denied bond pending his insurance fraud trial. ...

Ex-state contractor gets 5 years for jobless insurance fraud

Oct. 29, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former contractor for the state of Michigan has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for helping orchestrate a $3.8 million fraud scheme involving money intended to help unemployed people during the coronavirus pandemic. A U.S. District Court...

911 caller on Murdaugh's road shooting: 'looks like a setup'

Oct. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A woman who reported seeing a man later identified as South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh bloodied on a roadside after a shooting told an emergency dispatcher she didn’t stop because it “looks like a setup,” according to 911 calls released Friday. ...

Former NFL player guilty of ID theft, COVID-19 relief fraud

Oct. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former NFL wide receiver and South Florida native has pleaded guilty to stealing identities to fraudulently obtain coronavirus-related unemployment insurance benefits in California. Kenbrell Armod Thompkins, 33, pleaded guilty Monday in Miami federal...

SC attorney Alex Murdaugh denied bond on $3M theft charges

Oct. 19, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge denied bond Tuesday for a prominent South Carolina attorney who has become embroiled in two multimillion-dollar insurance fraud cases months after he found his wife and son dead in their home. The judge said Alex Murdaugh's considerable...

California pharmacy owner gets 5 years for $13M fraud scheme

Oct. 06, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who owned a Southern California pharmacy was sentenced to over five years in prison after he admitted submitting more than $13 million in fraudulent insurance claims for expensive medication. Thu Van Le, 42, pleaded guilty in July to one...

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...