Yuba City, Calif. Woman Surrenders on Fraud Charges

June 13, 2002

A Yuba City, Calif., woman surrendered herself to authorities last week in Sacramento County as a result of an investigation by the California Department of Insurance, Criminal Investigations Branch’s Fraud Division.

Edna Myril Sanders, 65, surrendered to authorities and was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on five counts of insurance fraud and one count of attempted perjury. Bail was set at $5,000. If convicted, Sanders could face up to five years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.

According to investigators, Sanders allegedly injury to her back while employed as a retail sales clerk at Gottschalks in Yuba City. Sanders was treated by several doctors and reported to them she was unable to perform certain activities.

Surveillance video reportedly shows Sanders performing those activities in contradiction to her statements. Two physicians treating Sanders reviewed the video and felt it was inconsistent with Sanders’ representations to them.

Investigators attempted contact with Sanders via her attorney but she declined to give a statement.

Topics California Fraud Abuse Molestation

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