Los Angeles scammers busted for felony insurance fraud

On May 21, 2015, in Scam & Fraud, by sieditor

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Tony Bimbo aka Anthony Riste, 45, and Brandy Riste, 22, both of Los Angeles, were arrested on two felony counts of insurance fraud after they allegedly conspired with Bobby Vlado, 40, to defraud Alliance United Insurance Company out of nearly $18,000. Investigators are still searching for Vlado. In October 2013, Bobby Vlado reported to […]

San Diego man pleads guilty to setting car ablaze to cash in on insurance

On May 21, 2015, in Uncategorized, by sieditor

  SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Richard Peters, 36, of Lakeside, pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud. He was arrested last week by the San Diego Urban Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force on suspicion that he set fire to his vehicle in order to defraud Progressive Insurance out of nearly $32,000. In October […]

Kern Golden Empire: Woman arrested for insurance fraud after impersonating her deceased mother

On May 21, 2015, in Uncategorized, by sieditor

  BAKERSFIELD, CA – A Bakersfield woman has been arrested for impersonating her dead mother to collect annuity payments.   On Wednesday, 46-year-old Victoria Coffee was arrested on multiple felony counts, including grand theft and identity theft, according to the California Department of Insurance.   Coffee is accused of impersonating her deceased mother to withdraw […]

BIZJournals: Uber driver whose face was slashed sues seeking workers comp coverage

On May 16, 2015, in Scam & Fraud, by sieditor

  A San Francisco janitor who had his face slashed by a passenger while working a nightshift as an UberX driver has filed a lawsuit seeking workers compensation insurance coverage from Uber Technologies, the ride hailing platform that classifies its drivers as independent contractors. The lawsuit, which was filed by Abdo Ghazi in San Francisco […]

KTLA: Pasadena Police Officer Charged With Insurance Fraud After ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

On May 16, 2015, in Uncategorized, by sieditor

  A Pasadena police officer has been charged with insurance fraud after appearing in an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video while out of work on a disability claim for a lower back injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Jaime Robinson, 39, pleaded not guilty on Friday to four counts of insurance fraud. […]

Former Ventura County insurance agent arrested for premium theft and issuing bogus insurance

On May 16, 2015, in Uncategorized, by sieditor

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Steven Tinto, 50, of Simi Valley, was arraigned Monday on two felony charges of insurance fraud and grand theft. Tinto allegedly pocketed a client’s premium payment instead of forwarding the payment to the insurer and compounded his crime by issuing a bogus insurance certificate.   “This case serves as a […]

Daily Democrat: Vacaville contractor convicted of worker’s comp fraud

On May 7, 2015, in Scam & Fraud, by sieditor

  A Vacaville man was sentenced to three years informal probation after he was found guilty of worker’s compensation fraud. In September of 2014, Gregory Rudolph, a 57-year-old contractor went to the victim’s home to perform electrical work. Although Rudolph was licensed by the Contractor’s State License Board, he did not have any workers’ compensation […]

Insurance.ca: Palmdale marijuana dispensary owners arrested for workers’ comp insurance fraud

On May 7, 2015, in Scam & Fraud, by sieditor

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Tiffany Shorter, 26, and Jabe Satterfield, 77, owners of the Green Cactus Collective Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Palmdale, were arrested on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud. The owners failed to carry workers’ compensation benefits for their employees and allegedly told a security officer to lie about his employment status after […]

PATCH: Former Stamford Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone, Health Care Fraud

On May 7, 2015, in Medical, by sieditor

  A Fairfield doctor who practiced medicine for more than 20 years, most recently out of offices in Stamford and Milford, has pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing oxycodone and defrauding government programs. Dr. John Katsetos, 53, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty May 1 in Hartford federal court to narcotics distribution and health […]

Insurance.ca.gov: Bikes, burglaries and bogus claims

On May 2, 2015, in Scam & Fraud, by sieditor

  San Joaquin County resident arrested for felony insurance fraud SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Peter Goncalves, 41, of Escalon, was arrested today by Department of Insurance detectives on three felony counts of insurance fraud and was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. Goncalves allegedly filed a fraudulent insurance claim with Farmers Insurance Exchange for more than […]

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