Tag: insurance fraud

On April 5th, 2016

Los Angeles Man Sentenced to Three Years in Jail For ID and Grand Theft Committed crimes while serving federal probation

LOS ANGELES– On March 17, 2016,  Dwen Curry, 47, of Los Angeles, arrested in February by California Department of Insurance detectives, was sentenced to three years in county jail following a conviction of one felony count of identity theft and one count of attempted grand theft. “This is yet another conviction, another sentence, another example of […]

On January 20th, 2016

CSLEA Member, Investigator Tamara Kessler Recovers $650,000 for Elderly Victims of Insurance Fraud

Former insurance agent sentenced to 10 years in prison SANTA BARBARA— Kudos to our California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Fraternal Order of Police Member, California Department of Insurance Investigator Tamara Kessler, who secured $650,000 in refunded money for two elderly victims of insurance fraud by ex-insurance agent Joseph Anthony Mele, 31, of Ventura. "The […]

On December 22nd, 2015

Owners of Janitorial Company Indicted for $7 Million Insurance Fraud and Tax Evasion

SAN DIEGO - A  grand jury in San Diego has indicted the owners of the janitorial company Good Neighbor Services, as well as six accomplices for a massive, ongoing insurance fraud and tax evasion scheme amounting to $7 million. "This case involved extensive work by state investigators with the California Department of Insurance, Employment Development […]

On December 18th, 2015

CDI Detectives Arrest Nine People in $24 Million Fraudulent Billing Scheme

Billed for translation services that weren't necessary or didn't take place  LOS ANGELES-  On December 17, 2015, detectives with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) arrested nine people in Southern California who are suspected in a complex scheme targeting more than 230 workers' compensation insurers and self-insured employers. Siblings Francisco Javier Gomez, Jr., 32, and […]

On December 8th, 2015

Insurance Detectives Arrest Lakewood Man for Fraud Allegedly crashed BMW on a racetrack, then lied about crash location

LOS ANGELES - On December 1, 2015, California Department of Insurance (CDI) detectives arrested Andres Hernandez, 36, of Lakewood, on two counts of auto insurance fraud. Hernandez allegedly totaled his BMW while racing and then lied  to his insurer about where the collision occurred when filing his claim. Hernandez's personal auto policy did not provide coverage for racing and because […]

On November 17th, 2015

Two Insurance Brokers Arraigned on Embezzlement Charges After extensive investigation by CDI Investigators Leanne Borden and Kristen Schriber

SAN FRANCISCO – Kudos to California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Members and California Department of Insurance (CDI) Investigators Leanne Borden and Kristen Schriber who conducted an extensive investigation into an embezzlement case that led to the arrests of two Marin County men. According to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, Christopher Ramos, 38, of Santa […]

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