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Gold River Investigations keeps current with insurance fraud and industry trends from a variety of reliable sources.  We keep apprised with the Department of Insurance press releases, law enforcement bulletins, and other information to keep apprised of various techniques incorporated in deceitful claims. Our investigations take into consideration prosecution of individuals and organized insurance fraud rings.  

We work closely with law enforcement and insurance company special investigations units to assure that only reasonable and supported claims are paid.

Former City of Bell administrator charged with worker compensation fraud

Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo and his assistant spent seven years conspiring to illegally boost their pensions, created fake contracts, secretly increased their benefits according to a grand jury indictment.  (L.A. Times 03/31/2011)

News Stories  

Authorities arrested a Turlock U.S. Postal Service worker Friday after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging her with 30 counts of mail fraud and two counts of federal workers compensation fraud. (Modesto Bee 04/01/2011)

Turlock Postal worker arrested on fraud charges

SF worker on disability ran 7 mile race, prosecutors say

The California Department of Insurance reported Emily Hegner competed in a 7-mile Muir Woods run in 2008, finishing 12th out of 23 women in her age group although she was on worker compensation disability. (March 30, 2011)


Suspicious Recovered Vehicle

The insured reported that his 2004 Toyota Camry was stolen and later recovered “stripped.”  Inspection of the recovered vehicle revealed it was the fenders, lights, and other parts were carefully removed from the body of the auto.   It was suspected that the insured was intending to collect a settlement and rebuild the vehicle.

The insured was insistent on retaining the salvage and later withdrew his claim without giving an explanation.

Cell phone discredits stolen vehicle theft claim

A 24 years old Roseville man was arrested and charged in Placer Superior Court with filing a fradulent stolen vehicle claim with his insurance company  (California Department of Insurance January 2011)