Today’s Fraud News

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Adjuster gets 20 years for burning, flooding Florida homes

May 22, 2018, Miami, FL — The ringleader of a criminal organization that defrauded insurance companies out of millions of dollars by setting fire to homes and then filing false claims will serve 20 years in state prison and pay $1.9 million in restitution. Jorge Espinosa Sr. — who earlier this year allegedly plotted… more info > Miami Herald

California landscaper collects comp while working

May 22, 2018, Santa Paula, CA — A Santa Paula man pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding his employer’s insurance in 2016, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Jose Alvizo-Rodriguez, 46, of Santa Paula, pleaded guilty to one count of felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The case was… more info > VC Star

Facials, Botox allegedly billed as medically needed in California

May 22, 2018, San Fernando Valley, CA — Five people were arrested and charged on Tuesday with conducting a health insurance fraud scheme that involved patients at a pair of medical spas in the San Fernando Valley. Roshanak “Roxanne” or “Roxy” Khadem, a Sherman Oaks resident and owner and operator of the now… more info > San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Brooklyn nurse earns $100K, allegedly bills Medicaid for $30K

May 21, 2018, Brooklyn, NY — A licensed nurse was arraigned Monday in connection to a year-long scheme in which she allegedly stole over half a million dollars from a Brooklyn hospital and defrauded Medicaid, authorities say. Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Keisha Demas, 41, is facing felony charges for… more info > NBC New York

Mississippi woman tries to hire hitman to kill half-brother

May 21, 2018, Jackson, MS — A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison after admitting she tried to hire a hit man to kill her half brother so she could collect from his life-insurance policy. Velma White of Jackson was sentenced Monday in federal court. White pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to… more info > U.S. News