Today’s Fraud News

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Maine woman allegedly has crony burn van for insurance

January 12, 2018, Somerset, ME — Two people have been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on felony arson and conspiracy charges in connection with alleged insurance fraud July 24 in Bingham. Anthony E. Salisbury, 24, of School Street, Solon, and Jennifer M. Sandoval, 30, of Pleasant Street, Solon, each are charged by the… more info > Central Maine

Massachusetts contractor lies he’s employee to get surgery

January 15, 2018, Middleton, MA — A Middleton man, who posed as a licensed building contractor and left his victims financially ruined, homeless and questioning their faith in humanity, was sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to 42 charges including larceny, forgery, insurance fraud, asbestos violations, perjury, and… more info > Wicked Local

Former LAPD employee allegedly falsifies comp claim

January 15, 2018, Los Angeles, CA — A retired Los Angeles Police Department civilian employee has been arrested on suspicion of workers’ compensation fraud, authorities said Monday. Gerald Pulley, 51, was arrested on suspicion of the felony-level crime on Thursday, police said. He was released the following day on $20,000 bail.… more info > CBS Los Angeles

Former Michigan doc a fugitive for more than 5 years

January 13, 2018, Lansing, MI — Dr. Errol Elrington, brother of Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, remains a fugitive on the run for almost 5 years. He is featured on the top-10 wanted list by the United States Office of the Inspector General (OIG), because of allegations that he was involved in… more info > Breaking Belize News

Expert: Health industry lags in defending against ID theft

January 15, 2018, Washington, DC — Here’s what’s worrisome: Medical records offer a mother lode of juicy data for hackers, putting health care systems at the top of the to-do list for cybercriminals. Worse, health systems have lagged in securing medical records from thieves, which means the industry is in need of a… more info > Pittsburgh Post-Gazette