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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