PCP is a drug that a user can take as a pill, liquified or in powder form. It’s referred to as water, wet, dip, killuminati, fry and others. In Texas and more so Houston, the drug is illegal. When a user uses this drug, he becomes rebellious, agitated and very strong. The police and the FBI work hand in hand to ensure that no one engages in the criminal activity or illegal possession of this drug.
The seizing of 57 gallons of PCP
In the year 2010, the police in Houston seized 57 gallons of PCP in a location that they could not disclose to the public due to security reasons. Nine people were arrested during the operation. This was according to Stan Furce who is the director of Houston’s High Intensity Drug Traffic Area. He further went on to say that, the federal investigation department and the police were working on other similar cases and were closing in on another big catch.
According to the police, 57 gallons of PCP was worth a lot of money and had the criminals succeeded, the drugs would be sold in and around the state of Texas. During their trials several weeks later, the defendants pleaded guilty and the federal magistrate sentenced them to ten years in prison each.
Because of this, the authorities started an operation dubbed “operation scratch off” whose main aim was to weed out all the PCP drug barons in the state of Texas especially in Texas. The director of investigations also urged the citizens to report any PCP dealers in the streets. This would help the police eradicate the problem of drug abuse especially among youths in the state.
PCP is a drug that a user can inhale in powder form or take it as a pill. The drug is illegal in Houston and Texas as a whole. The authorities there are strict and when convicted, you may end up serving a jail term of more than ten years.
While Hollywood portrays private investigators as trench coat wearing, cigar smoking sleuths who have their camera constantly ready to snap a photo of a cheating spouse, a large portion of a private investigator’s workload includes insurance fraud cases. Private investigators who focus on insurance fraud are among the most demanded professionals.
What is Insurance Fraud?
Plainly speaking, insurance fraud is when one or more individuals intentionally deceive an insurance agency to gain a fraudulent profit. In fact, insurance fraud in a common crime in the United States, costing consumers $80 billion dollars a year, on average. Insurance companies basically raise premiums to help cover the cost of fraud.
What is Insurance Fraud Investigation?
A private investigator gathers evidence to figure out whether or not fraud has taken place. Some real life examples of insurance fraud are listed here:
Out of Control Arson
One of the most common ways of committing insurance frauds is to set something on fire and then file a claim for the insurance money. That’s exactly what Mark Leonard tried to do when he burned down his home in Indianapolis. Tragically, he ended up blowing up his house and accidentally burying his neighbor alive.
False Car Insurance Claims
A popular scam for people who seek reward by deceit is to team up and commit a fake car accident and a fake injury, typically whiplash. In this case, a private investigator would look for evidence that the whole thing was planned.
Fake Slip and Fall
A famous scam that involved dozens of people pretending to fall down and get hurt occurred in Philadelphia. A lawyer actually coached his clients on how to slip and fall and act hurt. They got away with about $400,000 false claims until they were found out – most likely by a private investigator hired by the insurance company or companies who began to see a pattern to these shady slip and fall claims.
Life Insurance Fraud
This one is something you find on and off the Hollywood screen. Murder for life insurance money may not be common, but it happens enough for private investigators to get hired on to solve these kinds of cases.
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