(CBS DETROIT) — An Oakland County lady is charged after reporting her automobile stolen and submitting a false insurance coverage declare, receiving greater than 42,000.
In response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace, prosecutors charged 32-year-old Brittany Brown, of Clarkston, with false pretenses of $20,000 or extra however lower than $50,000, forgery of licenses/plates, and insurance coverage fraud.
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Brown was arraigned in Oakland County 52-1 District Courtroom and obtained a $5,000 money bond.
“Individuals who commit insurance coverage fraud have a possible affect on all drivers in Michigan,” Lawyer Basic Dana Nessel stated in a press launch. “My division is dedicated to pursuing these instances and holding accountable those that defraud the system.”
Prosecutors say Brown reported her automobile stolen in 2020 and filed a declare with State Farm.
Officers say she falsely said there was no lien on her automobile and that she put in wheelchair tools on it. Brown additionally knowingly submitted a solid title to State Farm, concealing the lien.
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Officers say she obtained greater than $42,000 from State Farm.
The case was investigated by the Michigan Division of Insurance coverage and Monetary Companies (DIFS) Fraud Investigation Unit and the Division of Lawyer Basic.
“Mendacity to an insurance coverage firm so as to obtain more cash for a declare than is warranted is a criminal offense and may drive up insurance coverage premiums for all Michiganders,” stated DIFS Director Anita Fox. “The DIFS Fraud Investigation Unit is dedicated to uncovering insurance coverage fraud to guard Michigan shoppers, and we urge people to report suspected fraud to our division by calling 877-999-6442 or visiting our web site.”
A possible trigger convention is scheduled for Aug. 26 and a preliminary examination is scheduled for Aug. 31.
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