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PA sees a 24% Increase in Insurance Fraud Convictions

Claims Journal reports that the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority has compiled fraud statistics that concluded suspected insurance fraud referrals have increased by 9% in 2013, in turn creating a 24% increase in criminal convictions.

According to Ralph Burnham, executive director of the Insurance Fraud Prevention Bureau:

Workers’ compensation referrals increased 7%

Auto insurance fraud referrals increased 9%

Homeowners’ and renters insurance increased 12%

Total amount of restitution, fines and penalties defendants were required to pay have increased 26%

408 arrests and 37 assisted arrests in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies were reported by the Insurance Fraud Bureaus in Pennsylvania.

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