Contra Costa County D.A. Announces $1.3-Million in Grants to Investigate & Prosecute Insurance Fraud

November 9, 2012 · 14 comments

1 Noj November 9, 2012 at 1:33 PM

“The grant money will be used to pay salaries and benefits…”

2 jj November 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

20k to fight health care and disability fraud in gov and state jobs ha/ha

3 Jeff November 9, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I’m confused. First off, I’m thrilled to hear that there are going to be three D.A.’s and investigators assigned to insurance fraud.

But – wouldn’t it be more effective to catch these guys BEFORE they evade taxes?

I do, however, applaud the fact that they are trying to do something to stop a major problem. But it’s a small drop in a big bucket. Frankly they’d be better served targeting body shops, doctors, chiropractors, and the like who enable this type of behavior to continue. Just my two cents.

And just what is the measure of success here? One prosecution per year? What’s the expected ROI?

4 @ Noj November 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

” and to spike their retirements…” There is just no way to please people

5 The Truth November 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

What kind of bullshit boondoggle is this? This is already the responsibility of the State Insurance Commission and insurance investigators. Insurance companies are supposed to bear the cost of investigations not taxpayers.
Fire Peterson and Jones, they’re both swindlers.

6 jtkatec November 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

More money dedicated to crimes against insurance companies. I do hope this grant money came from these insurance companies, instead of the tax payer. As I would want my taxes to go toward crimes again persons.

Oh, that’s right, corporations are persons.

7 really....??? November 9, 2012 at 2:23 PM

How about someone to prosecute those who mis-use disability placards just to get a good parking space? Have a parent at the school my kids go to that always parks in the disabled spot, with a placard, but then proceeds to help the custodian move tables, push big carts of trash, set up and take down stuff, lots of heavy lifting and moving etc. Stuff that a “disabled” person wouldn’t be able to do. Can’t say anything because he’d accuse us of being racist!!! Very annoying that he’s able to get away with it! Guess it pays to be a minority!

8 JAFO November 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM

@ Jeff
“But–wouldn’t it be more effective to catch these guys BEFORE they evade taxes?” Say what? I’m still mulling that one over. One can almost imagine the CHP citing drivers BEFORE they exceed the speed limit. Something tells me the ACLU might have just a little problem with claims that officers have the power to divine driver intent. But hey, I suppose it’s worth a try.

9 Howard K Mullins III November 9, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Jeff said what I was going to say, far more eloquently than I can.

Fraud is rampant on so many different levels of the bureaucracy and amongst the people. People even brag about how they scam the system.

There are people who dearly need the services provided. Far too many people are just greedy. Those greedy people need to be prosecuted.

Of course this will only help Mark get reelected, something I would dearly like to see not happen.

10 Iggey November 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM

WOW! Mark Peterson’s office sure jumped on grant money. Hope nobody will forget the foot dragging on the David Rosen case. I guess fraud take priority over two dead members of our community. Let us NOT forget that Mark Peterson is NOT to be re-elected.

11 Walnut Creek Resident November 10, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Great point #19

12 Walnut Creek Resident November 10, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I mean great point #10 !!!!!

13 Teacher Wannabe November 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Re-elect Mark Peterson! He has done more to fight crime then the last one.
David Rosen was a high profile case and has to be handled carefully. We don’t know how long this grant deal has been in the works, so I don’t think they just “jumped” on it. Its just that, in addition to the other important work, he is dedicated to fighting elder abuse and fraud.

@The Truth. Peterson is the most honest person I know. How can you be a swindler if you don’t personally profit? So shut your yap trap.

14 The Truth November 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Sorry Teacher Wannabe, I bow to your stupidity. I’d lay off the merde sandwiches if I were you, you’re full.

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