Sumter man pleads guilty to insurance fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 22, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Dashun Malik Canty, 21, of Sumter, South Carolina, entered a plea of guilty on October 3, 2018 on an insurance fraud charge. Canty pleaded guilty to one count of Presenting a False Claim for Payment $10,000 or More. The Honorable Kristi F. Curtis...

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Sumter woman sentenced in insurance fraud case

COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 22, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Kayla Breann Payne, 26, of Sumter, South Carolina, entered a plea of guilty on November 8, 2018 on an insurance fraud charge. Payne pleaded guilty to one count of Making a False Statement or Misrepresentation $1,000 or More. The Honorable R....

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Prison sentence handed down to insurance fraudster

COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 22, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Arthur Rochester Goodman, 29, of Sumter, South Carolina, entered a plea of guilty on January 17, 2019 on an insurance fraud charge. Goodman pleaded guilty to one count of Presenting a False Claim for Payment $2,000-$10,000 and one count of Presenting...

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Hurricane Michael heading through the Gulf, then to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC. – October 9, 2018 When a severe weather threat is looming, there is little time to get your home ready and take your family to safety. Forecasts are predicting that Hurricane Michael will bring some strong winds and heavy rains into South Carolina as early as Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue Tropical...

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Tips on filing an insurance claim

COLUMBIA, S.C., September 11, 2018 A Hurricane Watch is in effect for parts of South Carolina. Hurricane Florence is expected to make a close approach to the coastline, and landfall is possible. The powerful storm is bringing dangerous threats of storm surge, rain, flooding, and wind.

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Insurance Data Security Act Education Seminar

The S.C. Insurance Association, in partnership with Associate Members NAMIC and PCI, will host a Data Security Act Education Seminar on July 26th in Columbia, SC, beginning at 9:00 am. The two-hour program will include an overview of the recently enacted Insurance Data Security Act (H 4655), and specifically review the compliance requirements included...

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Hurricane season is here

Columbia, S.C. – June 1, 2018 – The official start of hurricane season is here. South Carolinians have gotten an early start to the season with Subtropical Storm Alberto bringing heavy rains to parts of the state. Forecasts are calling for an average to slightly-above-average storm season this year. Now is the time for South Carolinians...

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Take precautions this week as temperatures plummet

Columbia, S.C. – Jan. 2, 2018 – With temperatures expected to drop well below freezing across the state this week, South Carolinians are encouraged to protect their homes against frozen pipes and other cold-weather problems. “Frozen plumbing that leads to burst pipes can cause several thousand dollars in property damage,” said Russ...

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Be careful when selecting a repair contractor

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 14, 2017 – As citizens begin to recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma, The South Carolina Insurance Association offers advice on how to protect yourself against repair scams and subpar work. After natural disasters, repair professionals often go door-to-door in communities that have sustained damage, and...

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Seibels appoints Ron Giomi VP of Litigation and Liability Claims

COLUMBIA, SC – January 10, 2017 – The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. (Seibels), an insurance services provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Giomi to Vice President of Litigation and Liability Claims within the claims division of the company, Seibels Claims Solutions, Inc. In...

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