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Just realized it's been 10 years now? In the end, my insurance did not go up, my $1,000 deductible was returned to me...

And the CHP (Trooper Husband) made an excuse to come by my house several days following the accident to make a point that "his California license is not valid, but he has an address and business dealing in Texas, so there is nothing we can do." Like there was some burning unfairness in what the guy was doing, and they knew it...but could do nothing to stop it.

Of course they sued me, and after a year settled for and out-of-court arrangement. There have been at least three other incidences of "savaged ground cover" on that side of the road since this incident, but since the construction of houses across the street, not a single one.

I believe this was his income stream. Take a crapbox car worth $700 and get it smashed by a late model, then see what they can get in a lawsuit settlement.

The happy point about all this: I think that cheating, lying, insurance fraud steer is dead.

And knowing that makes me smile!:D
 

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So far I don't think I've dottered. Maybe a few dots now and then but dottering?

I don't think so.
 

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A couple of our law firm clients have allot of MVA claims from insurance companies. These are MVA claims which have now gone into litigation rather then just being settled amicably between insurance companies. Our job is to issue at the court & then serve various court documents relating to the action. So over the past couple of years I kept seeing an inordinate amount of south Asian individuals listed in the actions coming across my desk. I chalk it up to these SOB’s are just bad drivers or its just the luck of the draw the law firms are getting from the insurance companies. Then one evening while watching the news this story breaks.

By: Wendy Gillis and Josh Tapper Staff Reporters, Published on Thu Feb 23 2012
A lengthy investigation into a multi-million dollar auto-insurance scam led to the arrest of 37 people Thursday, many in the South Asian community, with police cracking down on an escalating problem that’s made the GTA Canada’s phony collision capital.


In early morning raids across the GTA — part of an investigation dubbed Project Whiplash — police arrested dozens, laying a total of 130 charges stemming from 77 collisions police say were staged and have helped send insurance premiums skyrocketing in the province. Additional arrests are expected.

“The victims of this crime are all of us who operate motor vehicles,” said Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair at a news conference to announce the arrests.

Auto insurance fraud costs Ontario drivers as much as $1.3 billion per year, between 10 and 15 per cent of all premiums, according to a recent report by the Auditor General of Ontario.

“There’s no question that the GTA is the staged collision capital of Canada,” said Rick Dubin, vice-president of investigative services for the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), which was a key player in Project Whiplash.

The Toronto police’s traffic services division first probed the scam in 2009, said Insp. Gord Jones. A joint investigation with IBC and Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FISCO) uncovered a sophisticated scam ring operating primarily in the GTA’s Tamil community.

Police say the ring is allegedly headed by 10 people from Markham and Toronto, all facing a slew of charges, including fraud, forgery and falsification of books or documents.

It works like this: scammers orchestrate, or in some cases fabricate, an accident, then file a fraudulent insurance claim for vehicle damage and bodily harm.

If pulled off, the phony accidents can be lucrative, said Sgt. Mike McCulloch — as much as $50,000 per scam.

While exact figures are not known, Jones said the scams accounted for millions of dollars in losses.

State Farm Insurance, one of the first companies to suspect fraud by the accused, said its losses alone amounted to $4 million. A State Farm spokesperson confirmed that some of the accused were named in an affirmative action civil lawsuit launched by the insurance company in December 2010.

Some of the accused worked as paralegals, helping to file false insurance claims. Others operated rehabilitation or medical clinics in Scarborough, Toronto and Markham, and are accused of submitting false invoices to insurers.

Four of the implicated clinics face separate charges, laid by FISCO, under Ontario’s Insurance Act with one count each of knowingly making false or misleading statements to an auto insurer.

The clinics are: McCowan Rehabilitation Clinic, Ontario Rehabilitation Clinic, Physiotherapy Clinic and North York Health & Rehabilitation Centre in Toronto.

Many of the accused hail from the GTA’s South Asian community. Of the 10 alleged ringleaders, who range in age from 32 to 57, most are Tamil, said Det. Const. Kajamuganthan Kathiravelu, who made a separate appeal to the Tamil community at Thursday’s news conference.

Investigators contend the accused recruited largely from within their community, preying on new immigrants with few English-language skills.

“This gives a bad reputation to the community,” said Markham Councillor Logan Kanapathi, who is Tamil. “These people have let down their families and their community.”

It remains unclear if the alleged ringleaders previously knew their recruits, Kathiravelu said.

False claims have escalated in the province over the last five years. In a report released in December, the Ontario Auto Insurance Anti-Fraud Task Force said auto insurance fraud “is extensive, increasing and having a substantial impact on auto insurance premiums.”

From 2006 to 2010, overall auto insurance claims costs in Ontario rose by $3 billion — about $450 per registered vehicle.

Of that total increase, $2.4 billion, or 80 per cent, came from accident benefit costs, an increase that “cannot be explained by factors that would normally be expected to lead to increased costs,” such as a higher number, or a greater severity, of accidents.

Police named nine of the accused in Project Whiplash: Pirapaharan Nadesu, 33, of Toronto; Sipaskaran Sabaratnam, 32, of Markham; Nishanthan Ponnuthurai, 32, of Markham; Jeyakanthan Theivendran, 43, of Markham; Baskaran Tharmakulasingam, 35, of Toronto; Mahaletchumy Pathmanathan, 57, of Markham; Sujeegah Kanagalingam, 32, of Markham; Ravigunathas Gunasingam, 40, of Toronto; and Vishnukanthan Sabapathy, 35, of Toronto.


I recongize some the individual names above.
 

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In S.W. Houston there is a large asian population and the female drivers are notorious for bad driving.

You've heard this before - but the reason is: They were taught by old Kamakze instructors. The Kamakazi's were trying to land on those ships.
 

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DWO.Driving while oriental.In L.A. if you're behind a Mercedes and all you can see is a headrest-BEWARE...DWO.
 

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Understand in the Crown Colonies they refer to South Asians as the rest of us in America refer to as "Outsource Indians"... It's peculiar to the Brits.

Most Americans refer to asians as inhabitants of Asia proper, usually delineated by Asian genetic traits as opposed to Indo-Caucasians, which obviously Indians are not part of...

Don't get me started on business ethics of either group, nor their driving skills.
 

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I'm in the snack cake distributing business. One of our distributers had his truck stolen with over 300 cases of snacks.. Bet you can't guess which convenience stores and small grocery stores alot of the cases of the stolen snacks were found.

It's been 3 months and still no arrests.
 

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Ding Dongs...who is there Comrade?

Police: Ding Dong heist leads to drug arrest



Written by: FOX8Live.com Staff







Jarell Combre and Darnell Cooper

Thibodaux police were able to take a bite out of crime.
Jarell Combre, 21, and Darnell Cooper, 32, were both arrested after one of the men allegedly lifted Ding Dong snack cakes from a business Thursday afternoon.
Police say Combre was riding in a delivery truck with Cooper Thursday afternoon. During a stop, Combre allegedly stole the Ding Dongs from a business in the 200 block of North Canal Blvd. in Thibodaux.
When police caught up with the pair, Cooper, who was driving the truck, told police he had just met Combre, according to investigators. However, police say they found marijuana on Combre and inside Cooper's delivery truck.
Combre and Cooper were arrested and taken to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. They were charged with both booked on drug possession charges. Cambre was also booked with theft of goods.
They are being held in lieu of bond.
 

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Police: Ding Dong heist leads to drug arrest



Written by: FOX8Live.com Staff







Jarell Combre and Darnell Cooper

Thibodaux police were able to take a bite out of crime.
Jarell Combre, 21, and Darnell Cooper, 32, were both arrested after one of the men allegedly lifted Ding Dong snack cakes from a business Thursday afternoon.
Police say Combre was riding in a delivery truck with Cooper Thursday afternoon. During a stop, Combre allegedly stole the Ding Dongs from a business in the 200 block of North Canal Blvd. in Thibodaux.
When police caught up with the pair, Cooper, who was driving the truck, told police he had just met Combre, according to investigators. However, police say they found marijuana on Combre and inside Cooper's delivery truck.
Combre and Cooper were arrested and taken to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. They were charged with both booked on drug possession charges. Cambre was also booked with theft of goods.
They are being held in lieu of bond.
Close Yorgo!! I heard about the case above, Turns out the guy was a milk man delivering milk to the store when he lifted the Ding Dongs.

In the case i mentioned it was Lil Debbie snacks and it was 300 cases not a box of Ding Dongs.

But i commend you on your Google prowlness..
 

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I thought he into serial...lol

 

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This is why alot of people are going to dash mounted cameras to prevent these from happening. I have been tempted a few times to get one myself.
 

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Just don't record cops... In many municipalities they have outlawed that for some reason.

Nice to be placed above the law, unaccountable to anyone, huh?
 

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I'm in the snack cake distributing business. One of our distributers had his truck stolen with over 300 cases of snacks.. Bet you can't guess which convenience stores and small grocery stores alot of the cases of the stolen snacks were found.

It's been 3 months and still no arrests.
Let me ask you this... "I'm the new driver"... You ever ask? With a lot of these businesses delivering in independent contractor supplied "delivery vehicles" it's not like the 50's when a huge Grumman box truck showed up!
 

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Let me ask you this... "I'm the new driver"... You ever ask? With a lot of these businesses delivering in independent contractor supplied "delivery vehicles" it's not like the 50's when a huge Grumman box truck showed up!
You're right Tony, but they were selling the cases for pennies on a dollar.

One of my accounts ended up with some of the hot cakes in it.
I asked the owners wife where did she get the cakes.
She replied a friend.
I went off on her telling her she was stealing from me!!! Her reply was (Me no understand..)
Left the store and called the cops to tell them they had stolen goods in the store. Cops showed up asked her where she got them and the names of who sold them to her..
Wanna guess her answer? Me don't know!!! Me no understand..
 

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Well Gosh Darn and Gooly Gee -

Didn't we fight three world wars to make Democracy or was it Free Enterprise safe in the world.

We encourage the rest of the world to be like us and some people want to gripe because they are.

Whats that Statue in the New Jersey harbuor that invites all the low lifes in?
 

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Has it ever occurred to you that this doddering old fool is the only thing standing between us and starvation.
Not really, why should it?

What a cryptically-obtuse comment to make!
 
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