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Thursday, July 22, 2021
Des Moines - As the anniversary nears of the devastating derecho that hit Iowa on August 10, the Iowa Insurance Division continues to hear that work is still underway and there is still more to do.  Some Iowans are waiting for work on their homes to be finished while others have suggested that materials shortages and availability of contractors are the hurdles to the completion of repairs...
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa - Chad Mackland, age 39, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, recently submitted an Alford plea to the charge of Ongoing Criminal Conduct (Class B Felony) in Pottawattamie County District Court following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. As part of the plea, Mackland received a deferred judgment, was placed on probation for three years, was ordered to...
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa - Dustin Cory Jungvirt, age 31, of Davenport, Iowa, recently pled guilty to one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. Jungvirt’s plea stems from an investigation that began in April 2018 which determined Jungvirt made material misrepresentations in a renter’s...
Monday, July 12, 2021
Des Moines - The Iowa Insurance Division is alerting Iowans to settlements that require Respondents The Aliera Companies, Inc.; Aliera Healthcare, Inc.; Ensurian Agency, LLC; USA Benefits & Administrators, LLC; Advevo LLC; Tactic Edge Solutions, LLC; Trinity Healthshare;  and Jessica Buddington to pay $90,000 to the Iowa Insurance Division’s Settlement Fund.  This amount will be...
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa - Lorraine Gale, age 49, of Missouri Valley, IA, recently pled guilty to one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.  As a result of the plea agreement on June 7, 2021, Gale received a deferred judgement and was ordered to serve one year of probation and to pay a civil penalty in the...
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa - Danielle Tiffany Dutton, age 31, of Nevada, Iowa, was charged with four counts of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Dutton stem from an investigation which began in January 2020.  Criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division's Fraud...
Monday, June 14, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – William Michael Velky, age 59, of Hiawatha, recently pled guilty to one count of Insurance Fraud – Insurance Claim Submission, a Class D Felony, in the Iowa District Court for Linn County following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The investigation found Velky had been involved in a two car collision in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, during October of...
Monday, June 14, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa - Billy Joe Sams, age 54, of Bellevue, NE (formerly Council Bluffs, IA), has pled guilty to one count of Theft Third Degree (Aggravated Misdemeanor) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.  As a result of the plea agreement, Sams will serve up to two years in prison and is required to pay restitution in the amount of $17,195.23 along with a...
Friday, May 28, 2021
The Division publicly issued a Request for Proposals for the Iowa Fraud Fighters Program. The RFP is available here.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Joshua David Blunt, age 39, of Colona, Illinois, has been charged with one count each of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony), Theft in the 1st Degree (Class C Felony), Identity Theft Over $10,000 (Class C Felony), Forgery (Class D Felony) and Fraudulent Practice in the 4th Degree (Serious Misdemeanor). The charges are a result of an...