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The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, an anti-fraud alliance that represents consumers, insurers, government agencies and others, inducted nine people to its 2013 Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. The Hall of Shame is intended to call attention to insurance fraud by putting a human face on an $80-billion crime that many consumers consider a victimless white-collar prank.
The Darlington, Wis., man killed three of his children while setting fire to his home for renters and life-insurance money. During the blaze, Wands wife, Sharon, carried their infant daughter from the house, at which point he tried to shove them back into the burning home. Sharon received burns over most of her body. She will need oxygen support for the rest of her life. Wand received a sentence of life in prison.