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The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud has released its annual list of the year’s most unforgettable fraud cases. The organization compiles the list after evaluating the most outrageous insurance fraud scams over the course of the year. The following are just a few of the cases that made it into the Coalition’s 2007 Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. For the complete list, go to www.insurancefraud.org.

Timothy Nicholls is now serving a life sentence in prison after intentionally burning down his Colorado Springs home to collect the insurance money while his three children were inside. Life was becoming more difficult for Timothy and Deborah Nicholls with severe debt and drug addictions. According to the CAIF, the couple owed the IRS about $12,000 and more than $200,000 to a drug-dealing motorcycle gang for the expensive methamphetamine addiction. Deborah Nicholls is awaiting trial.

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