Investigators with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Fraud Division announced recent developments in these insurance fraud cases.
·SACRAMENTO – On March 5, Daniel Gray, a reported fugitive, was arrested on two felony counts of insurance fraud at a Sacramento County courthouse when he appeared for an unrelated matter. The arrest warrant was originally signed in April 2001. Bail was set at $5,000. If convicted, Gray faces up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.
According to investigators, in February 2001, the Fraud Division received a suspected fraudulent claim referral from the United Services Automobile Association (USAA). USAA reported that on July 25, 2000, Gray submitted an automobile claim for the alleged vandalism of his 1996 Ford F-150 truck and the theft of a car stereo system, a computer laptop, radar detector, global positioning system (GPS), and compact disks. Gray submitted a receipt for a computer laptop and a receipt for a stereo system. The investigation revealed that Gray reportedly submitted fraudulent receipts to USAA totaling $3,845.92 in order to receive compensation he was not entitled to.
·SACRAMENTO – Doyle E. Champlain, of Orangevale, was arrested without incident and booked into the Placer County Jail on five felony counts of insurance fraud and one felony count of attempted perjury. If convicted, Champlain could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.
On Nov. 30, 2001, Champlain, Sewer Division Supervisor for the City of Folsom reportedly made a workers’ compensation claim for an injury to his left wrist and surgery was performed on April 22, 2002. On May 31, 2002, the City of Folsom discovered that Champlain was using the city’s discount at a local industrial supply company. Surveillance was initiated and it was discovered Champlain was reportedly working and performing plumbing services for the State of California under the business name of D&R Services.
On Aug. 19, 2002, Champlain was deposed and testified that his side employment abilities were very, very limited and that he had to use additional help to do the physical portions of the jobs. The surveillance video clearly shows Champlain allegedly performing all of the physical labor himself.
Champlain subsequently left his employment with the City of Folsom and is currently the Operations Manager of Public Works for the City of Lincoln.