How Are We Doing?
Some Current Statistics
Arrests and Convictions: First Half, 2002 2004
- The number of arrests resulting from Frauds Bureau investigations totaled 452 for the first six months of 2004, compared with 464 during the same period last year and 435 in 2002.
Three major investigations in April resulted in the arrest of 54 individuals and corporations for their participation in various fraud schemes.
- A 14-month undercover operation by the Frauds Bureau, the NYPD, the Queens DAs Office and the New York State Taxation & Finance and Banking Departments led to the indictment of 43 individuals and corporations and the arrest of 28 for engaging in a widespread no-fault auto insurance scheme.
- The Frauds Bureau teamed up with the Nassau County DAs Office in a fraud sweep that led to the arrest of 13 individuals and one corporation, most of whom were charged with collecting workers compensation benefits while they were employed.
- Two no-fault fraud rings were shut down following an investigation by the Frauds Bureau, the Attorney Generals Office and the New York City Department of Investigations. In all, 12 individuals were indicted on charges that they submitted more than $350,000 in fraudulent personal injury claims to various insurance carriers.
These arrests, as well as the many others that resulted from the day-to-day investigations conducted by Frauds Bureau investigators, contributed to the 452 arrests posted during the January-June 2004 period.
The number of criminal convictions obtained by prosecutors in Frauds Bureau cases reached 157 during the first six months of 2004, versus 204 during the first half of 2003 and 199 for 2002.
- Reports of suspected fraud stood at 14,313 for the first half of 2004. Reports totaled 14,514 for the January-June period last year and 11,983 in 2002.