Claims News Service, April 26, 3:56 p.m. EDT — Florida Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher’s office recently initiated “Operation Spring Cleaning,” an effort targeting the arrest of nearly 80 suspects for their roles in insurance fraud schemes. This endeavor is one of the largest statewide round-ups of suspects wanted for scams costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud is targeting various schemes including filing fraudulent hurricane claims, selling phony insurance, staging auto accidents, fraudulently collecting premiums and faking injuries to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, prescription fraud, and presenting fraudulent insurance cards.

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