Idaho Woman Sentenced for ‘Crash And Buy’ Insurance Fraud

June 4, 2020

Brittany N. Mars, an Ada County, Idaho, woman who fudged the time of accident in documents to her auto insurer, was sentenced this week for insurance fraud.

Mars in February pleaded guilty to insurance fraud.

Mars was involved in an auto accident in 2017. An ensuing investigation by the Department of Insurance reportedly showed Mars did not have auto insurance at the time of the accident, but instead purchased a policy shortly after the accident and provided a false accident time to her auto insurer in hopes the damage to the vehicle would be covered.

Fourth District Court Judge Steven Hippler sentenced Mars to three years of probation, two days in jail and five days of Sheriff Labor Detail. Hippler ordered Mars to pay $340 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance, a $500 fine, court costs and fees.

The Office of the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case.

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