Bay Area Insurance Fraud Sting Leads to 4 Arrests – NBC Bay Area

An automotive insurance fraud sting operation led to
arrested four people, including three from Contra Costa county, officials said
Friday.

The undercover sting was conducted by California
Department of Insurance, Contra Costa County District Attorney e
National Insurance Crime Bureau.

In one case, presumably the employees of a workshop
provided undercover officers with falsified written documentation to support fraud
insurance claims.

In another, an undercover officer was trained by the bodywork
workers “in telling a false story to the insurance company, including
allegedly telling the undercover officer to lie about when and how the vehicle
damage occurred, “said California insurance commissioner Ricardo Lara in a
Press release.

The four people arrested for insurance fraud
my name is Estephanie Gonzalez-Marquez, 26 years old, from Pittsburg; Marco Antonio Hernandez Santizo,
49, of San Pablo; Kyle Alan Coburn, 30, from Elk Grove; and Vu Phong Hoang, 33,
by Clayton.

“These suspects brazenly worked to rip insurance
companies filing bogus insurance claims, “said Lara.” We are
tackle the problem of insurance fraud and take proactive measures
educate the public and deliver a dissuasive message to those who consciously break
the law. Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. “

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