News Releases in 'Fraud' Category

Two South Carolinians recently convicted and sentenced for insurance fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 5, 2016 – On March 16, Anthony White pled guilty to Presenting a False Claim for Payment in an amount greater than $2,000 and less than $10,000. On August 30, 2010 White was in a vehicle that was involved in an accident at the Irby St Wal-Mart in Florence County. After the accident, Mr. White reported to Progressive...

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2016 NICB South Carolina Insurance Fraud Summit

Media Advisory South Carolina Insurance Fraud Summit March 15, 2016 While the decrease in violent crime in most states makes headlines, there is a quiet back story that does not— the increase in insurance fraud. South Carolina is experiencing a dramatic increase in insurance scams thanks to individuals enriching themselves through medical...

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Buyers beware of flood-damaged vehicles being resold as good used cars

DES PLAINES, Ill. – As South Carolina struggles to recover from record-breaking rainfall and flooding, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is working with law enforcement agencies, insurance and car rental companies to identify and catalog water-damaged vehicles and keep them from being resold to unsuspecting consumers. Authorities...

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Loris residents sentenced in insurance fraud case

COLUMBIA, S.C. – June 9, 2012 – A group of Loris residents pleaded no contest to insurance fraud charges for presenting a false claim for insurance payment. Janet Wilson, Charles Wilson, Cora Pacheco, and Barbara Riggins were each sentenced to 30 days time-served, fined $1,500, and must complete 100 hours of community service for presenting...

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