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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law Frauds & Scams Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
Scammers Sue Transit Authority Over Imaginary Accident

Six Philadelphia residents were arrested this month for insurance fraud after they sued the local public transit authority, claiming they had been injured in a bus accident. What was the fraud? The bus wasn’t in an accident, and five of the six people weren’t even riding it. Turns out they have cameras on the buses. Oops. The lawsuits began with a woman who tripped while walking to the back of the bus, absent any accident or sudden stop. She sued …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Looting, Fraud on the Rise After Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy had hardly finished its rampage across the eastern United States when the looting began. Reports quickly popped up about burglars entering homes and shops to make off with contents that hadn’t been destroyed by the storm. A handful of arrests have been reported across the region so far for looting, with many more anecdotal accounts of the free-for-all. Unfortunately, looting is a common occurrence following a major storm. “It’s more or less a crime of opportunity,” says Bruce A. …

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