Amid a crackdown on South Florida claims including water damage, at least 15 Citizens insurance customers and public adjusters have been arrested or targeted by warrants, documents requested by The Palm Beach Post show. Three are believed to have fled the country.
There could be more to come. Criminal referrals in cases involving state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. pepper Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. The company’s “Special Investigations Unit,” sounding like something out of a TV crime drama, is on the prowl.
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