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Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced to Jail for Filing False Auto Insurance Claims

May 24, 2021

A Morrisville, Pennsylvania, woman was sentenced to four to 23 months in county jail for submitting a series of false auto insurance claims over the past few years that defrauded two auto insurance companies of almost $40,000.

Shaminga L. Davis pleaded guilty in January to insurance fraud and theft by deception. In addition, she also pleaded guilty to a retail theft case. In addition to the county jail sentence, Common Pleas Judge Theodore C. Fritsch ordered Davis to undergo probation for five years.

A detective with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office investigated eight claims made by Davis between March 4, 2016, and March 9, 2018. The investigation found that Davis filed seven claims under a State Farm Insurance policy and filed another through a Geico policy that she took out using the identity of her ex-boyfriend.

The investigation also found that some of the claims were duplicates of earlier claims. Many times, after Davis was issued a payment, she would contact the insurance company saying she never received the payment. The insurance company would then send her a second payment. The investigation found that she did receive the original checks and cashed or deposited both checks.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Marc J. Furber, Chief of Economic Crimes and Insurance Fraud.

Source: Bucks County District Attorney’s Office

Topics Auto Claims Pennsylvania

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