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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mercury News: East Bay women arrested, charged with insurance fraud, money laundering

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

  SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities have charged two East Bay women with more than a dozen felonies in an extensive workers’ compensation fraud scheme that netted more than half a million dollars. Adela Delores Belfrey, 52, a claims adjuster at AmTrust North America, and Catherine Gregoire, 52, an ex-employee of the same firm, were taken […]

Bay Area Psychologist Sentenced To Four Months In Prison For Submitting Falsified Billing Records To Federal Workers’ Compensation Program

On May 1, 2015, in Scam & Fraud, by sieditor

  SAN FRANCISCO – Helena Weil was sentenced today to four months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $496,101 related to her submission of billings to the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Eileen […]

Subcontractors of True Religion Brand Jeans allegedly conspired with CPA in multi-million dollar workers’ comp insurance fraud scheme

On May 1, 2015, in Scam & Fraud, by sieditor

Businesses underreported more than $78 million in payroll LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Sung Hyun Kim, 57, and her sister Caroline Choi, 59, CEOs of sewing companies that were subcontracted by True Religion Brand Jeans were arrested yesterday along with their CPA, Jae Kim, 71, on 18 felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud totaling more than […]

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

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

  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 […]

Jury finds San Diego woman guilty on multiple counts of insurance fraud

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

  After crashing into parked cars, suspect fled scene and claimed her car was stolen SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jill Audette, 28, of San Diego, was convicted on five felony counts of insurance fraud and leaving the scene of a collision after falsely claiming her car was stolen and involved in a hit and run collision. […]

LOS ANGELES: Encino, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Woodland Hills, and Glendale       ANAHEIM: Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, Long Beach, and Pomona

SAN FRANCISCO: Santa Rosa, San Jose, Monterey, Concord, and Oakland  SAN DIEGO: Riverside, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Del Mar, and Oceanside

SACRAMENTO: Fresno , Modesto, Stockton, Vacaville, and Roseville       ARIZONA: Phoenix, Scottsdale

WASHINGTON: Seattle, Spokane

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