INSURANCE FRAUD

Casselton Man Accused of Insurance Fraud Over ATV Accidents

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) — A Casselton man is charged with insurance fraud in Cass County. The State’s Attorney’s office in conjunction with the North Dakota Insurance Department brought felony charges against 58-year-old Paul Baumler. He is accused of filing 39 claims through multiple insurance carriers involving ATV accidents. Investigators identified 14 of the claims to have evidence of material misrepresentation….

North Dakota farmer pleads not guilty to insurance fraud

WASHBURN, N.D. – A North Dakota farmer has pleaded not guilty to crop insurance fraud.  Fifty-eight-year-old Kent Pfaff, of the Washburn area, has been released on a personal recognizance bond. An indictment accuses Pfaff of providing false crop insurance claim information to insurance companies and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency between December 2019 and June 2020 in order…

Owner of Hallock Restaurant Accused of Setting Fire To Her Business

Tamara DeVore is charged with arson and insurance fraud

HALLOCK, Minn. — A northwest Minnesota woman is charged with first-degree arson and insurance fraud for allegedly setting fire to her restaurant. Tamara DeVore is accused of starting the fire at the Caribou Grill in Hallock on February 21st while a person was at the bar. She was seen on security footage near the scene of the fire, repeatedly entering and…

Thief River Falls Chiropractor Indicted For Insurance Fraud

Steven Wiseth faces six counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A chiropractor in Thief River Falls has been indicted for an insurance fraud scheme. 35-year-old Steven Wiseth faces six counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. Federal prosecutors say Wiseth billed insurance companies over $3.1 million for hundreds of treatments that were never done or were overbilled. He is accused of…