Insurance fraud scam puts stain on entire industry

A Peel Regional Police officer recently convicted of insurance fraud is one example of the financial strain these actions can put on an entire insurance system, while also painting the whole industry in a negative light, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando.

Const. Carlton Watson, a 23-year veteran of the force, was found guilty on more than 40 charges of fraud, breach of trust and obstructing justice, the Toronto Star reports. Watson, says the Star, was paid in cash by two men, including a tow truck driver and manager, to provide accident reports that characterized staged or bogus car crashes as legitimate ones as part of a scam that bilked insurance companies out of more than $1 million.

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