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Anti-Fraud Legislation for NY

Written By: Joe Melillo

New York is number one in the U.S. when it comes to auto insurance fraud. A local state senator is trying to fight that to save people money.

Anti-Fraud Legislation for NY

May 9, 2013
Southern Tier (WENY) - New York is number one in the U.S. when it comes to auto insurance fraud. A local state senator is trying to fight that to save people money. The New York state senate passed legislation that targets criminals who drive up auto and medical insurance for people. Those criminals are called runners. Runners are paid by fake health clinics or insurance companies to bring in customers. When those fake clinics make claims they drive up the cost for everybody else in the state. Last year federal investigators broke up a ring stealing more than $279 million. Senator O'Mara says the bill would make running a misdemeanor or felony.