Homeowners insurance fraud case of exploded home leads to sentencing

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The woman who blew up her house to scam her insurer has received her sentence from an Indiana judge. A woman who blew up her house in a dramatic case of homeowners insurance fraud has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. The explosion killed two of the woman’s neighbors and destroyed a part of an Indianapolis subdivision in November 2012. Monserrate Shirley pleaded guilty and will be facing the maximum number of years in prison for her crimes. In early 2015, the 51 year old woman pleaded guilty to…

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Insurance fraud is on the rise in Florida

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Florida grapples with growing insurance fraud problem Insurance fraud is growing in Florida, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a non-profit organization that works to address insurance-related crimes. The organization has released a new study highlighting insurance fraud throughout the U.S. The study shows that Florida is experiencing a growing number of questionable insurance claims, many of which are within the realms of auto and homeowners insurance coverage. The growing prevalence of insurance fraud may be due to ineffective regulations in the state. Study shows questionable claims are becoming…

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National Insurance Crime Bureau finds high level of insurance fraud in Florida

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Florida leads the country in insurance fraud, according to National Insurance Crime Bureau Florida has attracted a significant amount of focus when it comes to fraud in its insurance sector over the past few years. The state’s no-fault auto insurance laws, and some regulations concerning homeowners insurance, have allowed the sector to be easily manipulated and exploited in the past. State legislators recently began overhauling Florida laws to cut down on fraudulent activities, but have found only modest success. The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released new information showing that…

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An eye opener to insurance fraud

Insurance fraud claims have been rising, and it seems consumer’s tolerance to the wrongdoing has risen also. The 2010 statistics show that the fraud claims totaled 80 billion dollars last year. It has been referred to as a white collar crime, and many people consider it a “victimless” crime. Why would someone file a bogus insurance claim? In the case of a Connecticut man, it seems he committed the crime out of spite. The 62 year old man was a former advertising executive and was being divorced by his wife…

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