ALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced $25,000 in rewards for three Floridians who provided key information that led to arrests and convictions in five major insurance fraud cases. T
These citizens helped the Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud uncover almost $560,000 in fraudulent insurance billings leading to 10 arrests to date.
“These individuals had the courage to come forward and report suspected insurance fraud ultimately helping protect their fellow Floridians from this costly crime,” CFO Atwater said. “Without their assistance these fraudsters would still be on the streets, stealing your hard-earned dollars.”
The following rewards were issued:
These cases were investigated by the Division of Insurance Fraud, the law enforcement arm of the Department of Financial Services responsible for investigating all insurance fraud in Florida. Anyone with information about these or any other incidents of suspected insurance fraud is asked to call 1-800-378-0455. Citizens who provide tips can remain anonymous.
The Department of Financial Services to date has awarded almost $275,000 to more than 40 citizens as part of its Anti-Fraud Reward Program. The program rewards individuals up to $25,000 for information that directly leads to an arrest and conviction in an insurance fraud scheme.