Auto Insurance Fraud

The District Attorney's Office is funded by the California State Department of Insurance to investigate and prosecute suspected fraud in Auto Insurance Claims. This type of crime is a felony and is punishable by state prison. The District Attorney may investigate cases independently or with the assistance of the Department of Insurance Investigations Division.

Types of Automobile insurance fraud cases we investigate include:

False Claims

Typically occurs when a person falsely claims a loss that never occurred. This may include such claims as theft or loss of personal property that the claimant has secreted or disposed of for profit.

Where a person falsely reports his or her vehicle as stolen when in fact, they abandoned it after having been involved in an accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Where a person falsely claims the details of an accident in order to cover up another crime such as hit and run.

Where a person stages a false automobile accident in order to receive payment for damages or faked injury.