Division of Insurance fraud Director Dan Anderson DSO Presentation August 7, 2012
DIF averaged 17 arrests (495 arrests) per week for the first 29 weeks of the Fiscal Year (FY) through 1/20/12. For the last 23 weeks of the FY, DIF made 727 arrests, averaging 31.6 arrests per week.
DIF made 525 arrests in the first 7 months of the fiscal year (74.86 per month). In the last 5 months of the FY, DIF made 699 arrests and ended the year with 1,224.
DIF made more than 100 arrests in a month in June (129) for the 5th month in a row. This had not happened in more than 2 consecutive months before in DIF. Four of the 5 highest monthly arrest totals made by DIF in the past 4 FYs took place in the last 5 months.
DIF made 114 arrests in February. DIF followed that up with 147 arrests in March. Since DIF received “law enforcement” (gun carrying) status in 1993, this was the most arrests DIF had ever made in a month. The record only stood for a month because DIF made 176 arrests in April. DIF followed up with 132 in May and 129 in June. DIF Detectives averaged more arrests per Detective on board, than DIF has ever averaged in a FY.
DIF made 563 court presentations for the first 7 months of the fiscal year (80.4 per month). In the months of February, March, April, May and June, DIF made 679 presentations (over 135 per month). The increase in presentations (and ensuring that they were quality presentations) played a large part in the increase in arrests.
The majority of these arrests took place in significant investigations. For the FY, DIF arrested 288 “enablers.” These are a class of criminals that we now track where the insurance fraud could not have happened without their vital role being played. THE PERSONS WHO ARE OPERATING THE DIRTY CLINICS IN THE PIP CASES ARE THE ENABLERS.
DIF made 353 PIP arrests last FY. DIF made 492 this FY and made 278 of those arrests in the last 5 months of the year. DIF “shut down” a significant number of PIP Clinics (55) this year.