Former Calif. Teacher Arrested for Alleged Auto Fraud

June 27, 2002

Jeremy Christian Brickner, 25, of Sacramento, was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail on one count of insurance fraud.

The arrest was the result of an investigation by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Criminal Investigations Branch’s Fraud Division. On Dec. 2, 2001, Brickner reported his 2000 Volkswagen Beetle stolen from his residence in Sacramento to the Sacramento Police Department.

The following day, Brickner filed a claim with AllState Insurance for his stolen vehicle. Brickner, who is a former history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School, claimed that one of his students might have been responsible for the theft. AllState accepted the claim and paid off Brickner’s loan of $11,663.43. He also received $6,152.32 in reimbursement.

Investigators revealed Brickner allegedly staged the theft of the Volkswagen because he reportedly never really liked the car. He thought he would get more money from the insurance company than if he attempted to sell the vehicle on his own.

Allstate Insurance Company’s total loss as a result of this reported fraudulent claim was $17,815.75.

Topics California Auto Fraud

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