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Illinois Farmers Insurance Company has filed a five-count complaint against two Chicago area contractors — ACME Home General Contractors, Inc., and Evergreen Home Restoration, Inc. — and against several individuals alleging insurance fraud and conspiracy to the tune of $650,000.

According to a release from the company, Farmers initiated an investigation in late 2008 after noticing a pattern of fraudulent hail claims. In the civil complaint, Farmers alleges that the named defendants were causing hail-like damage to insured homes and then filing false insurance claims.

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