The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud has just released its annual Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame, highlighting AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most brazen, vicious or plain klutzy insurance crooks. Among theÃ‚ top swindlers elected to the No-Class of 2008 are: a serial home arsonist; an elected judge who made phony auto-injury claims; two elderly women who killed homeless men for life insurance money; and dentists who did worthless root canals on children. According to the Coalition, insurance fraud is an $80 billion-a-year crime, yet its research shows that more Americans tolerate insurance fraud than they did 10 years ago. Too many individuals also view fraud as a harmless prank or an obscure white-collar crime, the Coalition says. Check out related I.I.I. information on insurance fraud.