April Rose Ambrosio, 59, of Mira Mesa, was sentenced today to six years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of insurance fraud for falsely claiming she performed 800 root canals on 100 patients in four years though she lacks the specialized training required of an endodontist to perform root canals. Ambrosio fraudulently billed... Read More
Detectives from the California Department of Insurance have arrested seven suspects in the Los Angeles area on 31 felony charges of auto insurance fraud. A family-run organized auto fraud ring nicknamed Operation Car Seats allegedly filed a multiplicity of fraudulent auto insurance claims using receipts for high-end child car seats. The seats cost an average... Read More
Contra Costa undercover sting brings felony insurance fraud charges in auto body repair shops bust.
To crack down on automobile insurance fraud, the California Department of Insurance, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) conducted an undercover sting operation targeting auto body repair facilities across Contra Costa County. The operation resulted in eight felony counts of insurance fraud against four individuals, Estephanie Gonzalez-Marquez, 26, of... Read More
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Bradley Dean Groscost and Felix Koltsov arrested in $20 million workers’ compensation insurance fraud and kickback scheme
Bradley Dean Groscost of Westminster and Felix Koltsov of Beverly Hills self-surrendered last week to the Orange County Central Justice Center after being charged with multiple felony counts of insurance fraud, money laundering, and unlawful referrals for allegedly conspiring to bill insurers in excess of $20 million as part of a kickback referral scheme. From... Read More
During International Fraud Awareness Week, The San Diego District Attorney Puts Out Reminder. Public Encouraged to Report Suspected Fraud.
DA Charged More Than 800 Defendants in Fraud-Related Cases Last Year For several years, the owners of a local San Diego hotel cleaning janitorial service company called Good Neighbor Services, with nearly 800 employees, lied to tax authorities and their insurance provider by claiming to have almost no employees. This resulted in $6.8 million in... Read More
Two Defendants Enter No Contest Pleas to Orange County District Attorney For Participating in an Alleged Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher Fraud Scheme
Salvador Franco, Jr., age 42, and Mirella Flores, age 45, of Downey and Paramount, California, respectively, entered no contest pleas to attempting to defraud multiple insurers of approximately $120,000 by having students sign over their Supplement Job Displacement vouchers and collecting the money without providing required vocational training. Both defendants were each charged with one... Read More
LA Insurance Agent Allegedly Steals Over $65,000 From Small Business Owners
Insurance agent Francis Okyere, 67, self-surrendered May 15th at the Los Angeles County Superior Court after being charged with four felony counts of grand theft. The charges arose from an investigation by the Department of Insurance’s Investigation Division, Valencia Regional Office, into multiple complaints filed by clients of Okyere alleging that their insurance policies were... Read More
Doctor, Psychologist Charged With Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Evaluations In Central Valley. Task Force Uncovers Attempted Theft Of Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Of Fraudulent Bills To Insurance Companies.
In the California central valley, Psychologist Danita Stewart, 51, of Chatsworth, and Dr. Catalino Dureza, 54, of La Quinta, have been charged for allegedly submitting fraudulent insurance claims for Medical Legal Evaluations in an effort to obtain tens of thousands of dollars from multiple insurers. Danita Stewart was charged with 36 felony counts of PC550(a)(1),... Read More