Stolen or Seized’

April 3, 2000

Martha Rosa Olivera of Ceres was arrested on insurance fraud charges after she knowingly filed a fraudulent claim. CDI fraud investigators found that in April of 1997, the 41-year-old woman reported to the Stanislaus County SheriffÕs Department that her vehicle had been stolen. She filed a claim with her insurer, California State Automobile Association, for the alleged theft. As a result of a methamphetamine lab investigation, agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) advised Olivera that her vehicle would be seized. Investigators learned from the DEA agents that she had full knowledge of the seizure prior to both reporting the vehicle stolen and filing the fraudulent claim.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.

From This Issue

Insurance Journal West April 3, 2000
April 3, 2000
Insurance Journal West Magazine

Chaos in California Workers’ Comp Market – Plus: A Look at AZ, NV, OR