A Kansas woman has been sentenced to 18 months of probation for insurance fraud, the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) announced.
Carolyn Engelhardt, age 30, pleaded guilty in the District Court of Norton County on July 25, 2023 to one felony count of a fraudulent insurance act after she knowingly submitted a fraudulent auto claim to her insurance company for a loss that occurred prior to her purchasing the auto coverage. She was sentenced on September 11 to 18 months probation with 10 months underlying prison time if her probation is violated. Engelhardt also was assessed a $500 fine and associated court costs.
“Purchasing insurance after an accident and then filing a claim, or ‘past-posting’, is fraud which costs all Kansans in the form of increased premiums every year,” Schmidt said. “The Department will continue pursuing penalties against anyone committing insurance fraud in Kansas.”
The case was investigated by KID and prosecuted by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
Source: Kansas Insurance Department
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