Fraud Prevention - State Insurance Fraud Bureaus

Fraud bureaus are state agencies that detect, investigate and prevent insurance scams. All of these bureaus invite citizens to report tips about suspected scams via a hotline. Some bureaus also let you report suspected scams via their Web site. Most fraud bureaus deal with all types of insurance-related fraud, but some only investigate certain kinds, such as workers’ compensation or automobile insurance.

Attached is a list of the fraud bureaus for those states in which we are licensed:

District of Columbia
Stephen Perry, Director, Fraud Bureau
Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation
810 First Street, N.E., Suite 701
Washington DC 20002
To report fraud: 1.202.727.8000

Delaware
Gerald Pepper, Director, Fraud Prevention Bureau
Delaware Department of Insurance
841 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover DE 19904
To report fraud: 1.800.632.5154

Florida
Col. Vicki Cutcliffe, Director, Division of Insurance Fraud
Florida Department of Insurance
200 E. Gaines Street, Larson Bldg.
Tallahassee FL 32399-0324
To report fraud: 1.800.378.0445

Georgia
Steve Sprouse, Chief of Investigations
Department of Insurance
2MLK Jr. Dr.,708 W. Tower/ Enforcement
Atlanta GA 30334
To report fraud: 1.404.656.2070

Stan Bexley, Director
Workers’ Comp Fraud Unit
270 Peachtree St. N.W.
Atlanta GA 30303-1299
To report fraud: 1.404.656.3875

Iowa
Cindy Schmell, Chief - Insurance Fraud Bureau
Iowa Department of Insurance
Lucas State Office Building, 330 S. Maple St.
Des Moines IA 50319
To report fraud: 515.242.5304

Illinois
Francis "Buzz" Walsh
Investigations Supervisor
Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit
Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Division of Insurance
100 W. Randolph Street, #9-301
Chicago IL 60601
To report fraud: 1.312.814.5394

Kentucky
Tony Dehner, Director
Insurance Fraud Investigation Division
Department of Insurance
909 Leawood Drive
P. O. Box 4050
Frankfort, KY 40604-4050
To report fraud: 1.800.595.6053
Direct line: 502.564.1461

Maryland
Carolyn H. Henneman, Associate Commissioner
Insurance Fraud Division
Maryland Insurance Administration
201 E. Baltimore St., Suite 700
Baltimore, MD 21202
To report fraud: 1.800.846.4069

Jerry Landsman, Director, Fraud Operations
Injured Workers Insurance Fund
8722 Loch Raven Blvd.
Towson, MD 21286

Missouri
Rita Heimericks-Ash, Chief of Investigation
Department of Insurance
PO Box 690
Jefferson City MO 65102-0690
To report fraud: 1.573.751.2640

Byron Klemme, Chief Administrator, Division of WC Fraud and Noncompliance Unit
Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
421 East Dunkin Street
PO Box 1009
Jefferson City MO 65102-1009
To report fraud: 1.800.592.6003

Mississippi
Courtney Schloemer, Special Assistant Attorney General
Insurance Fraud Unit
Office of Attorney General
PO Box 220
Jackson MS 39205
To report fraud: 1.888.528.5780

New Jersey
Greta Gooden Brown, Asst. Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
25 Market Street, CN 080
Trenton NJ 08625
To report fraud: 1.877.55.FRAUD

New York
Frank Orlando, Director
Insurance Frauds Bureau
25 Beaver Street
New York NY 10004
To report fraud: 1.888.FRAUDNY

North Carolina
Al Koehler, Director of Investigations
Department of Insurance
Dobbs Bldg. - 430 N. Salisbury St.
Raleigh NC 27611
To report fraud: 919.733.7434

Ohio
Michelle Brugh, Chief, Fraud Division
Department of Insurance
2100 Stella Court
Columbus OH 43215-1067
To report fraud: 1.800.686.1527

Tom Wersell, Director, Fraud Unit
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
30 W. Spring Street, Floor 28
Columbus OH 43215
To report fraud: 1.800.OHIOBWC

Pennsylvania
Ralph Burnham, Executive Director
Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority
6 Kacey Court, Suite 101
Mechanicsburg PA 17055-9244
To report fraud: 1.888.565.4372

Julia Hearthway, Chief Deputy Attorney General
Insurance Fraud Section
1600 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg PA 17120

South Carolina
Jennifer D. Evans, Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Office of Attorney General
P.O. Box 11549
Columbia SC 29211
To report fraud: 1.888.95.FRAUD

Virginia
Lt. W. Roger Rector, Coordinator
Insurance Fraud Program
Virginia State Police
P.O. Box 27472
Richmond VA 23261-7472
To report fraud: 1.877.623.7283

West Virginia
Gary Griffith, Director
WV Insurance Commission Fraud Unit
Greenlee Building, Ste. 300
Smith Street
Charleston, WV 25301
To report fraud: 1.800.642.9004