Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Hiding the Truth

There are many reasons why people tend to hide the truth. Carmen Hall Soruco, 70, and her husband Antonio Soruco, 75, both of Novato, Calif., hid the truth about their workers compensation fraud scheme because they wanted to avoid being punished and be rewarded...

Where the Heck is She?

There’s nothing more interesting than reading about fraudsters on the run. (They always think they can avoid the long arm of the law.) Tamara Dadyan, 42, of Los Angeles, Calif., and seven cronies stole $18 million in COVID-19 relief loans from the Paycheck Protection...

Out for a Joyride

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the unemployment rate to rise, while also providing the perfect opportunity for false jobless claims to become rampant in California and across the United States. In fact, California state officials reported that at least $20 billion in fraudulent unemployment...

All Work, No Comp 

A Glendale, Calif., man was sentenced to five years in federal prison and ordered to pay a massive restitution fee for his involvement in a $250 million scam that defrauded the California Workers’ Compensation System. Sam Sarkis Solakyan, 40, who was the CEO of...

‘Til Fraud Do Us Part 

A San Fernando Valley, California man, his wife, and his brother have been sentenced to two years in federal prison for running an elaborate COVID-19 fraud scheme. Richard Ayvazyan, 43; Marietta Terabelian, 37 (Richard’s wife); and Artur Ayvazyan, 41 (Richard’s brother); schemed to fraudulently obtain more than $20 million in Paycheck Protection...

1-800-GET-THIN 

A West Hollywood, California man has been found guilty of multiple charges involving a healthcare fraud scheme. Julian Omidi, 53, and his Beverly Hills-based company, Surgery Center Management LLC (SCM), carried out an elaborate scheme defrauding insurance companies including Tricare, Anthem Blue Cross, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, and...

VULNERABILITY ALERT: New Disability Fraud Trend

Announcing VULNERABILITY ALERTS This is the first of our Fraud of the Day “Vulnerability Alerts,” bringing new trends in government fraud to our subscribers. According to the state of California Employment Development Department (EDD), which oversees claims for both unemployment and disability benefits, there has been...

Fraudster And Friends

Two San Diego residents have been sentenced for their role in a scheme to use prison inmates’ personal information to fraudulently obtain unemployment benefits. Ryan Kubista and Maereichelle Marquez, both pleaded guilty to felony charges for making false statements on an unemployment application. (This...

Building a Case Against Construction Fraud

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) was created to provide fairly-priced workers’ compensation insurance for entrepreneurs, make the workplace safe, and restore injured workers. (Today’s fraudsters must have thought the agency’s mission was solely to increase the size of their bank accounts.) Brother and...

Fraudsters R Us

There are insurance policies for just about everything. There’s no doubt that policies covering long-term disability, life, health, homeowner’s and automobile insurance are necessary. But Melissa Alvarez Torres and Jose Luis Olmos Hernandez, both of Chula Vista, Calif., sold bogus insurance to pregnant women...
- Advertisement -

Get Your Fraud Fix!

Five days a week wake up to the most current fraud article in your inbox.