Nebraska Claims Examiner Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

August 31, 2011

An Omaha man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud while he was working as a claims examiner for an insurance company.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Monday that William Bouda faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Nov. 21.

Bouda was indicted by a federal grand jury in April for making false entries in a claim file assigned to him at Zurich American Insurance Co.

Prosecutors say the entries were designed to justify a check to a creditor to an Omaha concrete company. Authorities say Bouda processed the paperwork for a $160,000 check that was sent to the creditor’s law firm. The law firm was suspicious of the check and contacted the insurance company, which investigated. The check was never cashed.

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