Record Setting First Quarter for Florida Division of Insurance Fraud

May 3, 2012

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater reported a record setting first quarter for the Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF).  With over 100 arrests each month so far in 2012, and the most arrests in over 2 decades for a single month in March, DIF’s impact is being felt.

According to the press release from the Chief Financial Officer’s office:

Under CFO Atwater’s leadership, the division has made nearly 1,400 arrests and recovered more than $150 million in court-ordered restitution.

In addition to these arrests, the division’s investigations have led to the shutting down of more than 50 medical clinics due to intensive Personal Injury Protection (PIP) fraud investigations. PIP fraud constitutes the highest number of referrals to the division, and is a high priority for CFO Atwater.

According to the report, DIF investigations have resulted in over 1,400 arrests and recovery of over $150 million in court ordered restitution.

The full press release is available here.