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Featured Fraud: It All Adds Up

It is not uncommon to hear of criminals being discovered because their stories just “don’t add up.” In this case, the stories of 32 people did add up … to a whopping $3 million in fraudulent insurance payouts.

A recent FBI-led investigation in South Texas dubbed “Operation Sitting Duck” led to the indictment of 32 people on federal insurance fraud charges. Between 2001 and 2010, approximately 21,600 purportedly fake claims for minor injuries and accompanying doctors’ accident reports were submitted to AFLAC in a scheme involving those 32 people.

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