Insurance Fraud

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Dozens Charged In Alleged “Coffee Break” Auto Insurance Fraud Scam

Nearly three dozen people have been charged in what South Bay prosecutors say is a scam involving staged auto accidents and insurance fraud.


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Four East Bay Assisted Living Centers Cited For $3 Million In Labor Violations

Four East Bay assisted living facilities were issued more than $3 million in citations for violations related to minimum wage, overtime and rest periods for their workers, state labor officials announced Thursday.


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SF Muni Driver Charged With Bogus Robbery, Injury Claim

A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus driver was charged with insurance fraud Monday following an investigation into a reported injury she suffered during a bus robbery in 2012, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.


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San Francisco Cabbies Accuse Rideshare Firm Drivers Of Insurance Fraud

San Francisco taxi drivers are trying a new tactic in their war against shared car ride services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. They’ve taken to alerting insurance companies that the rival drivers may be committing insurance fraud.



Richmond Man Indicted On Multiple Fraud Charges For Alleged Insurance Scheme

A Richmond man has been indicted on more than 100 charges and several other Contra Costa County residents were arrested this week in connection with an insurance fraud scheme in which fires and car crashes were allegedly set up to file false claims, prosecutors said.


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Former Daly City Councilwoman Gets Jail Time For Insurance Fraud

Former Daly City Councilwoman Maggie Gomez was sentenced Tuesday morning to six months in San Mateo County Jail after being convicted of two felony counts of insurance fraud.

CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011

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Daly City Councilwoman Pleas No Contest To Fraud Charges

Daly City Councilwoman Maggie Gomez pleaded no contest Friday to two felony counts of insurance fraud and will have to step down from her council seat, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

CBS San Francisco–02/25/2011

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Owner Of Oakland Hotel Charged With Arson Scam

The owner of a downtown Oakland residential hotel is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday for a bail hearing after being charged with trying to hire someone to burn down the building.

CBS San Francisco–01/19/2011