Ex-Goodyear charter school executive gets jail in fraud case

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PHOENIX (AP) — The former vice principal of a Goodyear charter school has been sentenced to four months in jail and five years of probation in a fraud case.

State prosecutors said Joann Vega was sentenced Wednesday for her role in enrolling fake students to obtain funding from the Arizona Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

On Sept. 14, former principal Harold Cadiz was sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Cadiz and Vega worked at the now-closed Bradley Academy of Excellence, a K-8 charter school.

Prosecutors said the two reported hundreds of fake student profiles to the state education department to fraudulently get $2.5 million in additional funding for the financially failing school.



After Bradley Academy abruptly closed its doors in December 2017, it was discovered the school included 191 fake students in

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Ex-Arizona charter school principal sentenced in fraud case

PHOENIX (AP) — The former principal of a Goodyear charter school has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.5 million in restitution in a fraud case.

State prosecutors said Harold Cadiz was sentenced for his role in enrolling fake students to obtain funding from the Arizona Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cadiz worked at the now-closed Bradley Academy of Excellence, a K-8 charter school.

Prosecutors said Cadiz reported hundreds of fake student profiles to the state education department to fraudulently get additional funding for the financially failing school.

The fake students were enrolled in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school lunch program during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

After the school abruptly closed its doors in December 2017, it was discovered Bradley Academy included 191 fake students in its reported enrollment

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Shift Technology to Support Fraud Detection and Subrogation Initiatives for Central Insurance

Company’s Force Technology Solution to Provide AI-based Insurance Decision Science to Key Claims Processes

PARIS and BOSTON and VAN WERT, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shift Technology, a provider of AI–native fraud detection and claims automation solutions for the global insurance industry, and Central Insurance today announced that Shift will support Central Insurance’s fraud detection and subrogation initiatives. As a result, Central Insurance will deploy Force, Shift’s fraud detection solution to uncover suspicious behaviors in the insurer’s auto and property claims processes. The insurer will also use the technology to identify more quickly and accurately those property claims appropriate for subrogation recovery. 

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In business for more than 140 years, Central Insurance has built a reputation for integrity, exceptional customer relationships, and operational excellence. A strong belief in applying both innovative approaches and cutting-edge technology to best meet customer and business requirements

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