Parmjit Kaur, 41, and her husband, Amarjit Singh, 52, both from Fresno, Calif., have been arrested charged with felony insurance fraud, the California Department of Insurance reported.
According to the DOI, on Dec. 23, 2008, Singh and Kaur reported their big rig stolen to the Fresno Police Department. After receiving a tip from the police department, the Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force opened an investigation and discovered that the vehicle was never parked at the location where Kaur and Singh allege it was stolen. Kaur allegedly provided false statements to police about the “theft” of the vehicle and its location. The couple filed a claim with their insurance company, which paid out approximately $40,000.
The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting this case.
The Urban Organized Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force is comprised of detectives from the California Department of Insurance and the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. The task force targets any form of auto insurance fraud, including staged theft and vandalism, staged auto accidents and other types of organized insurance fraud.
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