Former Kansas City Chiefs’ wide receiver Jeffrey Leon Webb, 34, of Indio, was arrested on multiple felony counts after orchestrating four staged collisions resulting in a total loss exceeding $139,000.
Webb and eight co-conspirators were allegedly involved in four staged collisions resulting in $70,000 in fraudulent claims and a total potential loss of $139,000. Webb, as the alleged ringleader, reportedly received a bulk of the money paid by the victim insurance companies.
After one of the targeted insurance companies suspected fraud, the California Department of Insurance launched an investigation revealing that the organized ring used both privately owned and rental vehicles that they purchased insurance coverage for and purposefully crashed into poles or curbs.
Although the collisions only resulted in minor damage to the vehicle, Webb and the co-conspirators all requested medical assistance and to be transported.
“Organized crime rings are responsible for the majority of staged collisions, which are costly to insurers and consumers,” Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said in a statement.
The Riverside County District Attorney’s office is prosecuting this case.
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