California Woman Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

December 2, 2011

An Orange County woman has been sentenced for committing $30 million in insurance fraud, described as one of the largest known workers compensation insurance fraud cases in California history.

Prosecutors say Devon Lynn Kile’s 10-year prison term will be stayed pending successful completion of 10 years of probation. She was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to dozens of felony counts in April.

Between 2000 and 2008, prosecutors say Kile and her co-defendant husband Michael Petronella obtained workers compensation insurance for their roofing contractor businesses through the state and fraudulently submitted claims for uninsured injured workers. They also underreported payroll and the number of employees they employed.

The couple owned five properties in California and Texas and owned multiple luxury cars.

Petronella was sentenced last year to ten years in prison.

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