The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud recently released its annual Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame, highlighting AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most brazen, klutzy or vicious convicted schemers of the year. A murderous agent, a child-poisoning shakedown artist and a bungling home burner are among the seven swindlers elected to the No-Class of 2009. All were convicted or had other legal closure during the past year. According to the Coalition, insurance fraud is an $80 billion-a-year crime, yet its research shows that consumer tolerance for insurance fraud has risen in recent years. Many view fraud as a harmless prank, but these culprits put a human face on insurance fraud. As the Coalition says: Ã¢â‚¬Å“They remind us that fraud is far more than a victimless prank. People suffer, and sometimes die. Families are broken. Children feel pain and cry. Trusting seniors lose their life savings. EveryoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s insurance premiums rise.Ã¢â‚¬ Check out I.I.I. information on insurance fraud.