Late last month in New Castle County, a Grand Jury indicted multiple residents for insurance fraud. The indictments stem from Department of Insurance Fraud Prevention Bureau investigations, in partnership with the Delaware Department of Justice. They allege that following vehicle accidents, each indicted resident did knowingly present false information to auto insurers or otherwise caused […]
The Delaware Department of Insurance made great strides in fraud detection and response during 2019. Throughout the year, 6 criminal arrests that included 21 charges were recommended from the Department’s Fraud Prevention Bureau to the Department of Justice, and 16 civil cases were brought forward resulting in more than $21,000 in fines. The Bureau received 551 referral cases in 2019.
Sussex County Woman Arrested for Insurance Fraud June 14, 2019 DOVER, DE – Arlene Belfield, 51, of Lincoln DE, was arrested on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 by Capital Police, following an investigation by the Delaware Department of Insurance Fraud Prevention Bureau. The charges allege that in November, 2017, Arlene Belfield, pretending to be her terminally […]
Insurance Commissioner Stewart Accepts “Challenge Medal” Bestowed by U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart was recently recognized at the annual conference of the Society of Financial Examiners (SOFE), held this year in Philadelphia, for her Department’s assistance with a major insurance fraud investigation that has led to extensive federal charges.
Insurance Commissioner Stewart Announces Extended Office Hours to Provide Assistance for Consumers Post-Hurricane Sandy
Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart announced that she will extend office hours to better assist consumers with storm-related questions or problems.