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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 20:59

Shelley, ID, Woman Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden recently announced a Bingham County, ID, woman was sentenced Monday, Jan. 28 for insurance fraud.


Danielle Collins, 38, of Shelley, ID, pleaded guilty in November 2018.


Seventh District Court Judge Darren B. Simpson withheld judgment and placed Collins on three years of supervised probation. He ordered her to pay $800 in fines, $245 in court costs, $500 in reimbursement to the public defender and $538 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance. Judge Simpson also ordered Collins to complete 100 hours of community service. The court ordered and then suspended 180 days of discretionary jail time.


Collins was in an automobile accident in an uninsured vehicle on August 25, 2017, and documented the accident on Facebook. Later that day, she purchased auto insurance on the same vehicle. On August 28, Collins submitted a claim for an accident she said happened on August 27.


During a Department of Insurance investigation, Collins admitted the accident had happened before she obtained insurance.


Deputy Attorney General Nicole Schafer in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case.

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