Today’s Fraud News

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Pennsylvanian allegedly claims phantom burned possessions

March 19, 2018, Selinsgrove, PA — A Selinsgrove man accused of torching his Sunbury bar has been granted another continuance in Northumberland County Court. Anthony Sanutti Jr., owner of the former Brass Key, 200 Reagan Street St., is charged by the state attorney general’s office with a series of schemes to resolve financial… more info > The Daily Item

Journal: People steal insurance because we let them

March 20, 2018, Washington, DC — Fraud is a unique crime with many distinctive features. Its complexity is worthy of deep exploration; its high costs require this effort. Yet there is limited research to assist with preventative strategies. At the core is the lack of research on the psychology of insurance fraudsters: knowing what… more info >

Oklahoma man charged with murdering father for $500K

March 20, 2018, Marlow, OK — After several rounds of investigation, 30-year-old James Kyle Brooks has been charged with murder in the first degree with deliberate intent for allegedly killing his father, Timothy James Brooks, after taking out a $500,000 life insurance policy on him. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation… more info > The Duncan Banner

Washington woman allegedly tries to kill husband for $300K

March 19, 2018, Valley, WA — A Spokane Valley woman accused of hiring a former classmate to kill her husband in 2016 will face trial Tuesday inside Spokane Superior Court. Martie Soderberg is charged with First-Degree Solicitation to Commit Murder and faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. According to court records,… more info >

Woman uses relative’s name to rob Medicaid in Connecticut

March 20, 2018, Thomaston, CT — A Thomaston woman will serve more than five years in prison for using a relative’s name to bill Medicaid for more than $600,000 in services she was not legally qualified to provide or did not provide at all. Andrea J. Prenez was sentenced Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court, where she pled… more info >