Today’s Fraud News

Monday September 24, 2018

Two firefighters die in arson fire at Missouri nail salon

September 22, 2018, Kansas City, MO — Two months after she was found guilty on charges including second-degree murder, assault and arson, 46-year-old Thu Hong Nguyen learned this week that she will serve a combined 74 years behind bars in consecutive sentences. According to Fox News, two firefighters died in 2015 while battling a blaze… more info > Crime Online

Jersey driver allegedly removes engine, makes theft claim

September 21, 2018, Jersey City, NJ — A Jersey City man has been charged with twice trying to rip off auto insurance companies, authorities said. Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Ray Worrall said that John D. Johnson, 25, of Jersey City, falsely reported on Oct. 30, 2017, that his vehicle, a Pontiac G8, was stolen in Jersey… more info > NJ.com

Man, ex-wife charged with burning West Virginia home

September 21, 2018, Charleston, WV — West Virginia fire marshals said they have arrested a man and woman who they believe set fire to a home in Fairmont in an insurance scheme. Christopher Carlton Metheny, 35, and his ex-wife, Brittany Marie Drake Metheny, 26, were charged by state Fire Marshal’s Office investigators with first… more info > FOX 11

Man says hurt, yet lifts boxes of comics in New Hampshire

September 20, 2018, Nashua, NH — A former letter carrier from Nashua pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to making false statements to obtain disability benefits after investigators observed him repeatedly moving heavy boxes of comics at a Comicon event in Manchester, despite claims that injuries to his neck, back and arm… more info > Union Leader

Mother, son allegedly scam $231K from Texas city health policy

September 22, 2018, Fannin County, TX — A Fannin County mother and son were indicted Thursday on theft charges. Prosecutors said they embezzled a quarter million dollars from her employer, the City of Bonham, by scamming their health insurer. “So it was a shock to everybody. A shock to the council, shock to the administration, shock to… more info > KXII