Today’s Fraud News

friday may 24, 2019

Who drove crashed SUV? New York cop allegedly lies wife drove

May 23, 2019, Tonawanda, NY — A suspended Town of Tonawanda police officer pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of falsifying business records and insurance fraud stemming from a January motor vehicle crash. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said Howard M. Scholl III, 36, falsely claimed his wife was at the wheel… more info > The Buffalo News

Cajun says pickup stolen, allegedly dumps and burns it

May 23, 2019, Oakdale, LA — An Oakdale man has been arrested for setting fire to a truck in August 2018. Harley Dixon, 25, was booked into the Allen Parish Jail on Tuesday, May 21, on one count each of arson with intent to defraud, theft and insurance fraud. On May 22, 2019, Dixon was located and taken into custody. In an… more info > KALB

Cabin complex burns in Colorado, arson suspected

May 23, 2019, Pinon Court, CO — Charges of insurance fraud have been filed against the proprietor of Pinon Court Cabins and three others in the criminal case related to the 2017 fire at the U.S. Highway 24 business, according to a news release issued by the Buena Vista Police Department Thursday afternoon. The 11th Judicial… more info > The Chaffee County Times

Pennsylvania cop charged with falsely accusing agents of scam

May 22, 2019, North Braddock, PA — A police officer is facing charges after he allegedly handcuffed two salesmen who showed up at his home while he was off duty. Part-time North Braddock Police Officer Sharon Jackson was removed from the schedule Monday, according to fellow officers. He’s served on the force for about a year. … more info > CBS Pittsburgh

Philly woman shops on website selling fake health insurance

May 22, 2019, Philadelphia, PA — It started with a click. Determined to cross “buy health insurance” off her list, Robin Allen sat down at her computer last fall and Googled the federal government website where consumers can enroll in plans that meet coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act. She typed in some… more info > The Inquirer

2,900 fake painkiller scripts filled by Pittsburgh woman

May 23, 2019, Pittsburg, PA — A Pittsburgh woman pleaded guilty to illegally filling 92 fake prescriptions to obtain more than 2,900 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Joyce Gallagher, 53, was arrested and charged in November 2018 after an investigation revealed she was writing fake… more info > CBS Pittsburgh