CDI Arrests Sacramento Couple on Fraud Charges

December 18, 2001

Investigators with the California Department of Insurance (CDI), Criminal Investigation Branch’s Fraud Division arrested a Sacramento husband and wife on four counts of insurance fraud.

Ram Singh, 41, was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail. Bail was set at $15,000. Rajvinder Kaur, 30, surrendered herself to authorities and was also booked into the Sacramento County Jail, with bail set at $5,000. Both were charged with insurance fraud. If convicted, both could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.

According to investigators, on Dec. 21, 2000, A&M Liquor manager Ram Singh reported to Safeco Insurance Company that A&M Liquor had been burglarized. Singh claimed $16,535.13 in cash and properties were stolen from the store and said entry was made through the ventilation duct on A&M Liquor’s roof.

On Jan. 29, 2001, Kaur submitted a proof of loss-property document to Safeco claiming extensive property loss and damage.

After the alleged burglary, a wallet belonging to Richard Karl was found on the roof of A&M Liquor by a sheetmetal repairman. The repairman said entry into A&M Liquor was not possible through the damaged ventilation duct. The suspected burglar, Richard Karl was also interviewed. He stated he attempted, but could not enter A&M Liquor on the night of the alleged burglary.

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