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Insurance Fraud

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Coalition Urges Minn. Insurance Fraud Crackdown

A coalition of insurers, prosecutors and Minnesota lawmakers from both parties is lining up behind a package of 11 measures they say will reduce fraud scams that cost all policyholders more.

02/13/2014

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Good Question: How Much Does Insurance Fraud Cost Us?

More than 100 former New York City workers – including police officers and firefighters – were charged Tuesday with defrauding the disability system. Some are accused of fishing or doing karate after saying they were too injured or too depressed to work. Prosecutors say the alleged scams cost the federal government about $400 million. Every year, Americans pay $1.1 trillion in private insurance premiums, but a big chunk of that money goes to pay out false insurance claims.

01/08/2014

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Man Accused Of Faking Death Sentenced To Prison

A Minnesota man convicted in an $11 million insurance fraud case has been sentenced in federal court after trying to avoid prison by faking his own death. A U.S. District Court judge on Monday sent Travis Scott to prison for 12 years and eight months after the 36-year-old Eden Prairie man pleaded for compassion.

11/19/2013

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Organized Crime Causes Spike In Car Insurance Fraud

A sophisticated routine is taking money directly from our wallets. Mark Kulda of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota says anyone involved in even a slight car accident could be at risk.

02/18/2013

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St. Paul Man Sentenced In Stolen Art Scam

A St. Paul man has been sentenced to three years of probation for claiming his pricey art had been stolen and then collecting insurance money.

01/15/2013

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Lobbyists: Everyone Pays For Insurance Fraud

During Insurance Fraud Awareness Week, the Insurance Federation of Minnesota is encouraging everyone to report suspected insurance fraud.

02/14/2011