A Florida woman was arrested for filing fraudulent insurance claims after intentionally flooding her home and setting her kitchen on fire, according to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. The claims, totaling more than $70,000, were never paid when suspicions were raised about their legitimacy. If convicted, Nancy Amieva faces up to five years in prison.
Following a tip from Amieva’s insurer, an investigation by the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud revealed that she had contacted her insurance company twice in the week prior to the incident, inquiring about her fire and theft coverage, documentation needed for lost items and how long it would take to receive a payout after a claim is made. Amieva also made inconsistent statements about the fire and events leading up to the fire and flood. She also forged documents in order to be reimbursed for being away from her home while repairs were made to her residence.
Source: Florida Department of Financial Services39
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