Today’s Fraud News

thursday, august 13, 2020

La. couple allegedly burns vehicle for insurance payout

August 12, 2020, Winnsboro, LA — The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) has arrested a Winnsboro couple for setting a vehicle on fire for insurance money.
Lance Berryhill, 29, was booked into the Franklin Parish Jail on one count each of Arson With Intent … more info > KADN

Contractors try to bilk homeowners after Baltimore blast

August 12, 2020, Baltimore, MD — Baltimore’s mayor is warning of an insurance scam targeting residents affected by the natural gas explosion. “Following the explosion in NW Baltimore this week, my team has learned of potential instances of predatory insurance … more info > CBS Baltimore

Calif. restauranteur underreports $2.1M of wages to insurers

August 11, 2020, Los Angeles, CA — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arraignment and plea of Gary Cheung for tax evasion and insurance fraud related to the Sam Woo restaurants he owned and operated in Los Angeles County. … more info > EIN Presswire

Dallas dentist lived in luxury through fraud scheme

August 11, 2020, Dallas, TX — A Dallas dentist who prosecutors said lived lavishly at his Preston Hollow home while filing fraudulent Medicaid claims has been ordered to pay roughly $16.5 million by a district court judge. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday state district … more info > People Newspapers

3.1M records hacked from Calif. med software firm

August 11, 2020, Sacramento, CA — More than 3 million user records tied to a medical software company called Adit have been found exposed online and may have been stolen by malicious actors. Discovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko, who revealed it today … more info > Silicon Angle