Modesto Woman Accused of Auto Ins. Fraud

September 30, 2002

Lakisha Nicole Langston, 22, of Modesto, Calif., surrendered to authorities in Stanislaus County on three counts of insurance fraud.

Langston purchased an auto insurance policy from Infinity Insurance Company on Sept. 21, 2001. She allegedly told the broker that her car was being held at an impound lot and she needed insurance before she could retrieve it. Langston then left the agency with instructions to retrieve the car from the impound and bring it to the broker to be inspected. An hour later, Langston called Infinity and reported she had been involved in a hit and run accident. No police report was made and Langston allegedly gave conflicting statements to claims examiners in support of her claim.

An investigation revealed that Langston’s car was not being held in impound as claimed and that the windshield Langston claimed had been broken in the accident was already broken when the car was towed on Aug. 2, 2001. Langston withdrew her claim when confronted by the claims examiner.

The potential loss for Infinity could have been $1,902.

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