Washington Man Wanted for Auto Insurance Fraud

June 30, 2022

Vincent Labarbera, of Vancouver, Wash., has been added to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s most wanted after he failed to appear in Clark County Superior Court to face felony charges of filing a false insurance claim and attempted first degree theft.

Clark County issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

According to investigators, Labarbera’s 2019 Honda CBR500R was stolen from his residence in Vancouver. Labarbera had liability-only insurance on his motorcycle, so did not have coverage if the bike was stolen.

After the theft of his motorcycle, Labarbera reportedly went online and upgraded his policy by adding collision and comprehensive coverage. He then filed a claim with Progressive and alleged that the motorcycle was stolen after he had modified his policy. Progressive investigators were able to verify with Clark County Sheriff’s Office that the motorcycle was stolen 38 minutes prior to him changing his insurance coverage. Progressive denied his claim for $9,444 and referred the claim to investigators, as required by state law.

Topics Auto Fraud Washington

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