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Thursday, 27 August 2020 21:50

Auto Insurance Fraud, Forgery Ring Unravels in California

Written by Heather Turner, PropertyCasualty360
An organized ring was recently charged with auto insurance fraud and forgery. An organized ring was recently charged with auto insurance fraud and forgery. Shutterstock

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If you think you have a lousy boss, think again.

Luis Manuel Burgos of Fresno, CA, recently self-surrendered to authorities after being charged with multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and forgery tied to his involvement with an organized fraud ring. 

 

He allegedly filed fake insurance claims on a former employee’s policy and intercepted undeserved insurance checks, according to the California Department of Insurance (DOI.) Two other individuals also were charged for their role in the scheme.

 

Burgos, owner of B&R Private Security, arranged a casual deal with an ex-employee that involved a sub-lease for a 2016 Lexus vehicle. Burgos then filed several fraudulent claims for the Lexus and his personal car on the former employee’s insurance policy without their knowledge, said the DOI.

 

“This type of organized fraud increases auto insurance rates for all California drivers,” said Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara in a statement. “Insurers pass the cost of fraudulent claims onto other policyholders. This is not a victimless crime.”


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