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Today begins Financial Literacy Month, and in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of personal financial management skills, CFO Atwater today highlighted a set of alarming statistics about the current lack of financial management knowledge across Florida and the nation.
The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud today announced the arrest of four individuals for their involvement in a PIP (Personal Injury Protection) scam in Broward County. In total, eight claims were filed alleging that one of the participant’s Mercedes was run off the road, but only one of those eight incidents was found to be legitimate.
The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud today announced the arrest of Lavanda Hatcher of Jacksonville for receiving nearly $42,000 in fraudulent medical insurance benefits. An investigation revealed that Hatcher filed 14 separate claims alleging that she and five members of her family sustained fractures or similar injuries. The treatment she claimed to have received, however, never took place.

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