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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced nine arrests for personal injury protection (PIP) fraud in Miami.  Charged in eight separate cases involving seven staged accidents, these individuals were arrested and charged for their involvement in the filing of more than $242,000 in fraudulent billings submitted to 11 insurance carries.
Florida's top financial officer said Tuesday that creating a "stress test" will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers that have come to dominate Florida's property insurance market.
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced two arrests made by the Division of Insurance Fraud in separate cases. Johanna Gonzalez, 32, a licensed insurance agent, was arrested for forging an insurance document and in an unrelated case, Beatriz Martinez, 44, a licensed public adjuster, was arrested for grand theft after failing to return insurance funds owed to consumers. Both are residents of Miami-Dade County.