Virginia State Police Recognizes Outstanding Fraud Fighters

Richmond, Va. — The Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program (IFP) recently announced recipients of this year’s Fraud Fighter Awards at the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (VA IASIU) 27th annual training seminar in Richmond.

The awards honor select individuals from commonwealth’s attorneys, law enforcement and the insurance industry who have made significant contributions in the fight against insurance fraud in the Commonwealth. Eleven individuals from around the state were recognized for their outstanding efforts to deter and prevent insurance fraud in Virginia. In addition to the eleven individuals recognized, the VAIASIU recognized one of VSP’s own with their “Outstanding Public Service” award, presented annually for exemplary acts of public service.

“The success of the IFP would not be possible without the tireless efforts of individuals who diligently work to investigate all aspects of insurance fraud and those who prosecute these crimes” explained First Sgt. Thomas Molnar, Virginia State Police IFP coordinator. “We appreciate the dedication and hard work of this year’s recipients.”

2019 Fraud Fighters Awards winners:

— Ron Ravensbergen, Virginia State Police Special Agent
— Debra Mullis, Travelers Insurance Claims Representative
— Jessica Vormwald, City of Lynchburg Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
— Phillip Carey, Progressive Insurance Special Investigator
— Barry Tuggle, Virginia State Police Special Agent
— Amber Boone, Virginia State Police Special Agent
— Zackary Stoots, Russell County Commonwealth’s Attorney
— Lieutenant Paul Little, Richlands Police Department
— Michael Nacy, Virginia Bureau of Insurance Principal Investigator
— Alison Martin, City of Richmond Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
— Ramin Fatehi, City of Norfolk Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

2019 Virginia Chapter IASIU Award winner

— Outstanding Public Service Award, Virginia State Police Senior Special Agent William A. Royal

To view additional photos from the 2018-2019 Fraud Fighters Awards luncheon, please click here.

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Since its inception in 1999, the Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program has been educating citizens how to identify insurance fraud and training law enforcement on how to prevent it. If you have information regarding suspected insurance fraud, call 1-877-62FRAUD or visit StampOutFraud.com.

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