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Insurance fraud seems to be a family affair for some Californians. Four members of an extended family have been arrested for allegedly falsifying more than $1.4 million in insurance claims, reports California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

California Department of Insurance (CDI) detectives took Michael R. Persky, 42, and his girlfriend, Shelley L. Dunkel, 39, both of Malibu, as well as Dunkel’s mother, Carol A. Dunkel, 64, of Simi Valley into custody at CDI’s Valencia Regional Office. An associate, Fredy Buraye, Jr., 33, of Simi Valley was arrested at his residence.

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