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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa - On September 17, 2020, Ming Xun Zheng (a.k.a. Kellerman Jason Zheng) was sentenced by the United States District Court in Massachusetts after pleading guilty to one count each of Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud.  The sentence comes after Zheng pled guilty in February to a scheme in which he applied for over $11.5 million in life insurance and accidental death coverage on his...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa - Dwight Jay Roberts, age 60, of Indianola, was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) and one count of Theft 2nd Degree (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Roberts stem from an investigation which began in July 2019. According to criminal complaints...
Friday, September 25, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Insurance Commissioner announced today the participation in a consolidated nationwide enforcement action to halt a fraudulent precious metals scheme that has solicited $185 million from at least 1,600 seniors and other investors. The Iowa Insurance Commissioner announced today that he has joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and 29 other states in filing...
Thursday, September 24, 2020
DES MOINES, IOWA - The Iowa Insurance Division’s Enforcement Bureau recently filed a statement of charges against Trinity Healthshare Inc. and The Aliera Companies.  According to the statement of charges, Respondent Trinity, purportedly operating as a health care sharing ministry, acted as an unauthorized insurer by offering health care insurance products to Iowa consumers which were not...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Grant is Part of a New National Initiative Supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation in Collaboration with the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and National Association of State Treasurers’ Foundation DES MOINES, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 – The Iowa Insurance Division has been awarded a $100,000 grant to...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Des Moines - Nathan Tun, age 25, of Storm Lake, received a deferred judgement in Buena Vista County District Court following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division's Fraud Bureau for his part in a scheme in which he made a fraudulent submission to an insurer (Class D felony). “Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime.  We all pay for insurance fraud in the form of higher...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The Iowa Financial Fitness Challenge is an event-driven wellness program that provides interactive, effective, unbiased online instruction in personal finance and investing fundamentals. SAN DIEGO, CA, July 8, 2020 –Financial Fitness Group (www.FinancialFitnessGroup.com) and the Iowa Insurance Division announce the extension of their partnership to provide financial education to Iowans...
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen announced today that the Iowa Insurance Division (IID) is offering an Iowa Fraud Fighters – Shield Your Savings public education webinar series this month. “Fraudsters target seniors because they know these hardworking Iowans have saved for their retirements and that is where the money is,” said Commissioner Ommen. “Being a victim is not a weakness; these...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Des Moines - Trent Matthew Suhr, age 36, of Walnut was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) and one count of Perjury (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Suhr stem from an investigation which began in March 2020. According to criminal complaints filed by the Insurance...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Warns of risks of investment fraud among seniors due to increased isolation during COVID-19 Des Moines — In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the Iowa Insurance Division reminds Iowans that heightened isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic have created a perfect storm for senior financial exploitation. “Social isolation is a leading factor...