Anna Keegan allegedly exaggerated several insurance claims and was fraudulently collecting lost wages. She was charged with several instances of auto insurance fraud. The Massachusetts Insurance Fraud Bureau investigated her various claims, and discovered that she legitimately had injuries from a dog-bite, but attempted to embellish her claims the next year from injuries from an auto accident and lost wages from a non-existent job. She plead not guilty, and was released on personal recognizance.
For decades, Massachusetts set all auto insurance rates and barred any carrier to have competitive rates. This was quite pricey for those with clean records. Last spring, the state changed these regulations, and allowed carriers to present competitive rates. With this change, Massachusetts residents are shopping around for the best deal in auto insurance and have ore of an incentive to drive safer and find the best option for them.