Ask and You Shall ‘Receipt’

September 10, 2001

The CDI announced the arrest of two individuals in unrelated cases, both involving Sacramento residents. Daniel Vikash, 20, surrendered to authorities on two felony counts of insurance fraud. In April 2001, Vikash submitted a $2,120 automobile claim to his insurer for the alleged theft of car stereo equipment. An investigation revealed that the receipts submitted were of a fraudulent nature.

Timothy Michael Brunyansky, 30, was arrested on three felony counts of insurance fraud and one felony count of perjury. In July 2000, Brunyansky submitted a claim with his carrier, alleging that several pieces of stereo equipment had been stolen from his vehicle. Not suspecting fraud, the company paid his claim. However, after a second claim was submitted a month later for newly purchased stereo equipment, an investigation was conducted. It was alleged that Brunyansky falsified two receipts from non-existing audio stores.

In San Bernadino, CDI investigators arrested Tom Davido, 56, on two felony counts of insurance fraud. Davido was booked on $5,000 bail at Riverside County Jail. The Riverside District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.

Davido allegedly filed a claim with his auto insurer for a Jan. 5, 2001 interior vehicle fire, and theft of personal belongings and vehicle parts, including tires and wheels.

A CDI investigation revealed that the receipt used to substantiate the purchase of the tires was forged. Davido later admitted under oath that the receipt for the tires was forged and the tires and wheels were not actually stolen as claimed. Allstate did not pay any money out on this bogus claim.

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