For Immediate Release
Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252
WORCESTER – For the 15th year, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is continuing a partnership with the Insurance Fraud Bureau to work to eliminate insurance fraud, an effort that helps reduce automobile insurance premiums for all drivers.
On Wednesday, Executive Director of the IFB of Massachusetts Anthony M. DiPaolo presented Mr. Early with a check for the partnership to continue in 2023.
The IFB calculates that the insurance fraud deterrence efforts have saved $28.3 million in losses in Worcester County, resulting in an average savings per vehicle of $48.
“We are proud to continue partnering with the Insurance Fraud Bureau on this effort,” Mr. Early said. “These incidents of fraud impact us all, taking money out of the pockets of honest, hardworking citizens. Over the last 15 years, we’ve helped save millions of dollars in lower insurance premiums for Worcester County residents.”
In 2022, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted 22 of these fraud cases. The IFB provides an annual grant to help fund the investigation and prosecution of staged accidents and fraudulent claim cases.
IFB investigators, local police, District Attorneys and insurance company investigators work together to detect, investigate, prosecute and prevent automobile insurance fraud.