Despite dismissal of fraud insurance charges, Indiana school superintendant resigns

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Casey Smitherman’s “lapse in judgment” didn’t land her in prison but she has resigned nonetheless. Casey Smitherman, the Indiana school superintendant who recently made headlines when she faced insurance fraud charges for helping a student by pretending he was her son, has resigned. Live Insurance News brought you the original health insurance fraud story last week. Smitherman has resigned in the hopes of reducing negative attention to herself and her community. The board of Elwood Community Schools accepted Casey Smitherman’s resignation. The board has been standing behind Smitherman and did…

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Insurance fraud fighting gets a boost in North Carolina

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The state’s Insurance Department has added 15 agents to its team of scam hunters. The North Carolina Department of Insurance has announced the expansion of its insurance fraud investigation team. Fifteen new special agents will take part in criminal investigations. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey made the announcement. The additional insurance fraud investigating team members have doubled the previous size of the department, said Causey. The N.C. Insurance Commissioner has implemented a new strategy for eliminating scams and fraudulent activities involving insurance in North Carolina. The expansion of the…

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Wells Fargo insurance license may be suspended or revoked in California

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The state Department of Insurance is seeking the action following alleged improper sales practices. The California Department of Insurance has revealed that it is planning to either suspend or revoke the Wells Fargo insurance license in the state. It is pursuing this intention as a result of the company’s online insurance referral program and its allegedly improper sales practices. The department conducted an investigation that revealed around 1,500 improper insurance sales. In those cases, the online Wells Fargo insurance company was allegedly found to have sold about 1,500 policies and…

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Wells Fargo insurance scheme brings lawsuit from customers

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Borrowers forcibly made to purchase auto coverage they didn’t need are suing the bank for scamming them. Wells Fargo & Co has been accused of running an insurance scheme, as was reported yesterday by Live Insurance News, and now affected customers are filing a lawsuit against the bank. Customers allege the bank forced them to pay for auto insurance they didn’t need and that caused financial hardship. In yesterday’s article, it was pointed out that the insurance scheme caused many customers to face expenses they couldn’t afford. This led several…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance forced on borrowers who didn’t need it

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The bank charged customers for unnecessary coverage, leading to 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions. A new report determined Wells Fargo auto insurance was forcibly sold to customers who did not require this coverage. As a result of the bank’s activity, there were approximately 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions. Over 800,000 people who took out Wells Fargo car loans were charged for unnecessary insurance. The added expense of the unnecessary Wells Fargo auto insurance was too much for some borrowers, whose vehicles were wrongfully repossessed. The report showed that among 800,000 of the…

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Recent insurance fraud investigation puts high-ranking Philadelphia fire official in jail

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Yolanda Stallings, a 14 year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department was arrested, facing several charges. A recent insurance fraud investigation brought investigators to an unexpected source: a highly respected, upper ranking Philadelphia fire official. The Philadelphia Fire Department’s (PFD) website had yet to be updated by the time this article was written. It stated that the accused, Yolanda Stallings, has been with the PFD for 14 years and is an “Executive Chief of Strategic Planning.” Stallings is also the first African American woman to be a PFD Executive Team…

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Workers compensation scam in California leads to 26 arrests

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Among those who were arrested were three doctors in the Orange County area. A massive number of arrests have resulted from a California workers compensation scam that was recently busted. Among the arrested individuals were three doctors. Two of the doctors were from Newport Coast and another doctor was from Huntington Beach. In total, there were 26 arrests including business owners and medical professionals. The workers compensation scam is estimated to have swindled insurance companies and consumers out of $40 million in kickbacks and fraudulent insurance billing. This, according to…

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