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Florida real estate agent arrested for insurance fraud

October 28, 2009 10:25AM

Florida real estate agent Ben Keskin has been arrested in New York for committing insurance fraud against the New York State Insurance Fund, the state’s largest workers’ compensation insurer. After a work-related injury in 1995, Keskin began receiving $400 per week in compensation benefits. It has since been revealed that Keskin was selling real estate in Celebration, Fl. in 2008 and 2009, and had been a licensed broker in the state since 2006, even though he continued to submit forms to NYSIF indicating that he was not employed. It is alleged that he defrauded NYSIF of $63,760. Keskin was arrested during an appearance at the Workers’ Compensation Board in Riverhead, Long Island earlier this month. [Insurance Journal]