A Los Angeles resident was arrested in North Hollywood on Nov. 1, as the result of an investigation by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Criminal Investigations Branch’s Fraud Division.
Nvart Rose Semizyan was arrested on 10 felony charges, comprised of three counts of auto insurance fraud, three counts of false personation of another, three counts of perjury, and one count of forgery. She is being held on $245,000 bail. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.
Semizyan, 26, faces up to $50,000 in fines and/or five years in state prison for the insurance fraud charges, up to four years in state prison for the perjury charges, and three years for the forgery and false personation charges.
The CDI investigation determined that Semizyan allegedly submitted a false bill and forged a document in support of an Oct. 14, 1999 auto collision insurance claim. She had also purchased insurance and filed a claim for an alleged Nov. 9, 1999 traffic collision with the same vehicle. It was determined that the damage claimed in the November collision was identical to that of the October collision and that the November collision did not occur.
Semizyan allegedly impersonated another individual at a traffic collision on Jan. 24, 2000 and submitted a false bill in support of the insurance claim for the collision In addition, she purportedly assumed the identity of another individual and obtained fraudulent Department of Motor Vehicle documents used to lease a vehicle and lease an apartment in the assumed name.
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