Floridians awarded for tips leading to insurance fraud arrests
News from WTXL ABC 27:

TALLAHASSEE, 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:

  • $ 10,000 was awarded to a citizen whose report of a solicitation to participate in a staged automobile accident led to the arrest of an accident clinic owner, recruiter and massage therapist all from the same clinic.
  • $ 10,000 was awarded to a citizen who was able to obtain audio as well as video evidence demonstrating the daily operation of an illegal accident clinic.  The citizen provided invaluable time and effort by taking time from his job and personal life to assist fraud detectives.  
  • $ 5,000 was awarded to a citizen who provided detectives with assistance in uncovering a scheme…………… continues on WTXL ABC 27

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Each year, new websites on retirement and ways to build financial security appear on the Internet. Most recently, podcasts, tweets, Facebook and e-books are presenting even more options for retirement planners.

Add to the above Webinars, print material and face-to-face retirement and financial counseling, and the average consumer has unprecedented resources at his or fingertips. While not exhaustive, the links below represent the impressive array of resources for attaining retirement goals — and dreams.

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AARP Oregon chapter, www.aarp.org/states/or. Content includes insurance to supplement Medicare, training for new careers, and tax tips on retirement income. AARP Oregon also is on facebook, www.facebook.com/AARPOregon; learn about local AARP events, discussions.

AARP Foundation Tax Aid for 2013, www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide. IRS-certified volunteers help with federal and state income taxes. Call 541-688-4052 for an appointment; volunteer opportunities.

BenefitsCheckUp, www.benefitscheckup.org. National Council on Aging service offers searches for public and private benefits programs for seniors with limited i…………… continues on The Register-Guard

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