Making a false claim to collect money is charged as Insurance Fraud in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County. A couple recently really committed to their Insurance Fraud scheme – and shot themselves to support their story. According to the report, the couple had called the police to report they had been shot in a home invasion. They claimed that $7,000 had been taken from their safe. However, upon further investigation, it was discovered that the couple had actually shot themselves and lied about any money being missing. They had planned to file a claim to get the $7,000 they lied about losing. If the police had not caught on to their scheme and they had filed the claim, the couple would have been facing charges for Insurance Fraud.
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Jefferson County Insurance Fraud Lawyer: Definition of Insurance Fraud in Adams County
The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Insurance Fraud, as it applies to the above case, – C.R.S. 18-5-211(1)(b)(e) – is:
“(1) A person commits insurance fraud if the person does any of the following:
(b) With an intent to defraud presents or causes to be presented any insurance claim, which claim contains false material information or withholds material information;
(e) With an intent to defraud presents or causes to be presented any written, verbal, or digital material or statement as part of, in support of or in opposition to, a claim for payment or other benefit pursuant to an insurance policy, knowing that the material or statement contains false material information or withholds material information.”
The two subsections above could apply to this case. Part (a) would address the couple's claim to the insurance company that they had a break in and $7,000 was taken – defrauding the company. Part (e) could apply if the couple submitted the police report or any documentation to support their claim, knowing the information contained in the documents is false.
Sentence for Insurance Fraud in Arapahoe and Douglas County
If charged under subsection (b) or (e), Insurance Fraud is a class 5 felony in Douglas and Arapahoe County. It is punishable by 1 to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $100,000 in fines.
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