California Arrests Two for Suspected Auto Insurance Fraud

Two individuals suspected of committing automobile insurance fraud and providing false information to a police officer have been arrested in California. Navpaul Dhillon of San Jose, Calif., self-surrendered to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office on December 10. Ajaypal Singh of Morgan Hill, Calif., self-surrendered to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office on December 9.

According to the California Department of Insurance and California Highway Patrol investigators, on June 12, Dhillon was driving near Interstate-5 and Interstate-80 in Sacramento when he lost control of his Acura TL and crashed into a concrete divider. After the collision, Dhillon allegedly exited the freeway and pushed his vehicle into the Sacramento Salt Pond. He then purportedly filed a report with the San Jose Police Department and his insurance company, claiming that his car had been stolen.

Following the incident, Dhillon told investigators that he called his friend, Singh, and asked for a ride home. Singh confirmed that he drove Dhillon home. After reviewing additional facts surrounding the case, CDI investigators discovered that this information provided by both men was inaccurate. Singh later admitted lying about picking up Dhillon, and both men have since refused to provide any additional information to investigators about the incident.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting this case.

Source: CDI