Today’s Fraud News

Thursday July 19, 2018

Arson investigator allegedly makes false hail claim in Louisiana

July 18, 2018, Monroe, LA — A Monroe Fire Department’s chief arson investigator recently pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. David Hill Jr., and his wife, Dana, both of West Monroe, were arrested in May for trying to secure a $3,500 insurance payment through a false hail… more info > The Ouacita Citizen

Suspected slip-and-fall ring busted in Georgia

July 18, 2018, Thomasville, GA — Three South Georgia men were arrested by Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office for running a staged accident ring operation. Germain Baynard, 20, Ryan Law, 21, Demetrius Lee, 22, all of Thomasville, have been charged with felony insurance fraud. A fourth suspect, Keronda Bell, 46, of… more info > WALB News

Ohioan allegedly steals dead father’s disability for 13 years

July 18, 2018, Akron, OH — An Akron woman was indicted today for theft of government funds. Jacqueline R. Acklin, 66, fraudulently converted to her own use her father’s Title II Retirement Insurance benefits after her father passed away. The Social Security Administration was not made aware of the death and continued… more info > The United States Department of Justice

Texan suspected of diverting $50M of tainted drugs

July 17, 2018, Houston, TX — Jerrod Nichols Smith, 48, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court to 15 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee. Visiting United States District Judge Billy Wilson also ordered Smith to forfeit $1.4 million. Smith,… more info > United States Department of Justice

Scammers to repay $10M for false skilled-nursing rehab

July 18, 2018, Tallahassee, FL — Southern SNF Management, Inc., Rehab Services in Motion d/b/a Dynamic Rehab and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Alabama have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting or causing the submission of false claims to Medicare for… more info > United States Department of Justice