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Los Angeles

Former NFL Player ‘Tackled’ in Staged Collision Scheme

Jeffrey Leon Webb RIVERSIDE — In 3 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, 34-year-old Jeffrey Leon Webb caught one touchdown.  One wonders if he anticipated success after his

San Luis Obispo

Moriarty Brothers Busted for Insurance Fraud

Neal and Ross Moriarty SAN LUIS OBISPO — While off duty, 38-year-old Cal Fire Captain Neal Moriarty hit a deer while driving his vehicle on the 101 freeway. At this time


Unlicensed Agent On the Hook for $140,000 Fraud Scheme

GARDEN GROVE — 63-year-old Robert Meseer of Westminster has been arrested by CA Department of Insurance investigators on 32 felony counts of grand theft, insurance fraud, and forgery. Meseer is


Major Insurance Fraud Sweep Nets Numerous Suspects

Federal prosecutors have made another dent in statewide insurance fraud. The total number of cases? 13.  The total number of defendants? 22.  The total amount of fraudulent bills alleged? $161


Former Senator Calderon Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Ron Calderon – (Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file) Former California state senator Ron Calderon pled guilty to a federal corruption charge as part of a plea agreement.  The admission that he

Los Angeles

Lancaster Teacher Arrested after Altercation with Student

VALENCIA — 61-year-old Eric Johnson of Valencia has been arrested by Department of Insurance detectives on two felony counts of insurance fraud and one felony count of child abuse after

Los Angeles

Former Claims Adjuster Sentenced for Embezzlement

LOS ANGELES — 48-year-old Elizabeth Louise Brown of Canyon County, a former claims adjuster, has pleaded guilty to two counts of insurance fraud with white collar crime enhancement for her


Licensed Agent Arrested for Unpaid Premiums

BAKERSFIELD — 38-year-old Valerie Ann Verdugo is scheduled for arraignment today on felony insurance fraud charges for obtaining insurance coverage without paying for the policies. Verdugo, who worked as a

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Custodian Pinched for Workers’ Comp Fraud

LOS ANGELES — 42-year-old Timothy Lowes of Corona has been arrested by Department of Insurance detectives on two counts of insurance fraud. Lowes is alleged to have submitted a fraudulent


Moreno Valley Man Bagged for Fraudulent Annuity Scheme

MORENO VALLEY — 33-year-old Joshua Eugene Barnes of Moreno Valley was arrested at an Inland Empire Starbucks and booked on two felony counts of grand theft and one of money