SAN RAFAEL, CA — A San Rafael Couple has pleaded responsible to felony expenses in relationship with an automobile insurance coverage scam.
Sandra Yohanna Tejada, 55, pleaded responsible to fraudulently supporting an insurance coverage claim, a felony, and her partner, 63-yr-aged Juan Cadena Nunez pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor depend of currently being an accessory to an insurance claim for individual damage that was filed following their car or truck was struck by a drunk driver in August of 2020.
Tejada and Cadena Nunez’s car was struck by a drunk driver on August 4, 2020 though parked on Woodland Ave., in San Rafael, according to an investigation by the California Department of Insurance policies,
The couple built untrue statements to the San Rafael Police Section at the time of the collision that they were being in their vehicle when the collision transpired and subsequently retained an legal professional to file an insurance policies claim alleging that they sustained accidents through the collision.
Despite their statements, investigators have been capable to track down surveillance footage from a close by business that confirmed that the auto was unoccupied at the time of the collision and that Tejada and Cadena Nunez only arrived on the scene right after the collision transpired.
The Few pleaded guilty on Thursday right before Marin Outstanding Courtroom Decide Geoffrey Howard in a negotiated disposition with prosecutors.
Cadena Nunez was placed on just one 12 months of casual court probation with terms that include restitution to the insurance firm for the price tag of investigating the bogus assert as nicely as 10 times in the Marin County Jail.
Tejada returns for sentencing in advance of Decide Howard on April 14, 2022.
Deputy District Lawyer Sean Kensinger prosecuted the situation.
“Insurance fraud hurts all Marin people by raising insurance plan premiums for those people who get the accountable step of insuring their vehicles as needed by legislation,” Kensinger mentioned in a assertion.
“Irrespective of whether it involves staging a collision to get a auto fixed, or faking an personal injury with the hope of getting a payday from the insurance coverage company, the Marin County District Attorney’s Workplace will proceed to spouse with the California Department of Insurance policy to keep those people engaged in auto insurance policies fraud criminally accountable.”
Insurance policies Fraud is a crime punishable by up to 5 a long time in prison and $50,000 in fines.
Anyone who suspects insurance fraud in Marin is asked to make contact with the county’s District Attorney’s Office environment by way of email at [email protected] or phone the California Section of Insurance policy Fraud hotline at 1800-927-4357.