Investigators with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Criminal Investigations Branch’s Fraud Division announced the arrests of two individuals in separate cases.
• A San Bernardino Valley Community College student was arrested by CDI Fraud Investigators and community college police officers on July 10 on one count of insurance fraud as he was on his way to one of his classes.
Terry Mcgee, 38, of San Bernardino, was taken into custody without incident and booked on one felony count of insurance fraud with bail set at $60,000.
Investigators say Mcgee filed an insurance claim for a property loss from an alleged burglary that occurred to his home. However, Insurance Company of the West received information that the items allegedly stolen in the burglary were not stolen, but were reportedly pawned instead. Further investigation by the CDI Fraud Division revealed the items claimed as stolen were the items located at a pawnshop.
Mcgee faces up to 10 years in state prison as he has a previous felony strike against him for armed robbery.
• An Elk Grove woman surrendered herself to authorities on July 8 as a result of an investigation by CDI Fraud Investigators. Monique E. Henriquez, 37, surrendered to authorities in Sacramento County on four counts of insurance fraud. If convicted, Henriquez could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.
According to investigators, on Nov. 5, 2001, Henriquez’s State Farm automobile policy for her 2001 Toyota Corolla was cancelled for nonpayment of premium.
On Nov. 22, Henriquez’s husband was involved in an automobile accident in the same 2001 Toyota.
On Dec. 28, 2001, Henriquez allegedly submitted altered documents to State Farm indicating she made a payment on Nov. 4, which would put her policy in force on the date of loss.