Car Full of Concrete – Insurance Scam Fail

In this edition of Fraud Files we take a look at how one Houston resident allegedly tried to flood a vehicle to collect on the insurance money. Police in Houston say that the owner of a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe deliberately tried to get rid of the SUV during the April flooding in the area.

He allegedly put a piece of concrete on the gas pedal and tied the steering wheel using the driver’s side seat belt, then he drove it into the rising flood waters. NICB assisted in the investigation.


Insurance Fraud Headlines for May 18, 2015

Here are the top insurance fraud stories for today:

* Rust and mechanical issues – things you never want to hear when discussing your vehicle. (KIRO 7)

* Southern California Insurance Scammers Busted For Felony Fraud (Insurance Journal)

* Man Arrested and Charged with Allegedly Running Craigslist Scam (


Insurance Fraud Headlines for May 15, 2015

Here are the top insurance fraud stories for today:

* Mount Carmel man charged with vehicle insurance fraud (Insurance News)

* Two ambulance firms to pay $600,000 in insurance fraud settlement (Connecticut Post)

*Fraud Fraud: What it’s costing you, how to protect yourself (WABC-TV)

* Thieves eyeing Houston-area truck drivers’ tailgates (KTRK-TV)

* How to buy insurance for a salvage title car (

Top Insurance Fraud Stories for April 21, 2015

Here are the top fraud stories in the news today:

* Ex-mayor of Milledgeville, arrested on insurance fraud charges (The Telegraph)

* Pair arrested and charged with workers’ compensation insurance fraud (Savannah Now)

* Man Arrested as Part of Investigation Into Fraud of Elderly Woman (Insurance News)

* Thomaston man pleads guilty to insurance fraud (Registered Citizen)

Man Ordered to Repay Nearly $5 Million in Restitution

A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison and ordered to pay $4973,046 in restitution his role in running a staged traffic accident insurance scam since 2005.

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Leroy Nelson

From 2005 through 2012, Leroy Nelson defrauded auto insurance companies by submitting false and fraudulent claims for damage to various technical equipment in accidents that never happened. Nelson promised cash to individuals he recruited to report fictional accidents in which the driver had rear-ended a trailer or served to avoid something in the road and caused damage to items.