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Insurance Fraud

The Division of Insurance takes insurance fraud seriously. Our investigators look for potentially fraudulent activity, including claimant, agent, insurer, medical care provider, and workers' compensation fraud.

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You may call (907) 269-7900, or 1-800-867-8725 from within Alaska but outside Anchorage, to speak with an investigator.

Convicted of Insurance Fraud

  • On January 5, 2021, Jeries Helo pled guilty to one count of attempted criminal/fraudulent insurance act. Mr. Helo was sentenced to 30 days jail/30 days suspended, 40 hours community work service, and one-year probation.
  • On October 29, 2020, Justin Lobdell pled guilty to an attempted criminal/fraudulent insurance act and driving without insurance. The sentence for both charges was 90 days jail/90 days suspended, 80 hours community work service, $4,698 in restitution and one-year probation.
  • On October 20, 2020, former insurance producer Faunus Michael Doney pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Anchorage to one count of insurance related Wire Fraud in a scheme to financially defraud three elderly Alaska consumers in relation to Doney’s business, Affinity Insurance Group, LLC. Mr. Doney was sentenced to 24 months incarceration and $377,946 in restitution.
  • On October 14, 2020, Kelvin-Dylan Douglas pled guilty to insurance related charges Theft in the Second Degree and Forgery in the Second Degree.
  • On March 24, 2020, Travis Dostert pled guilty to insurance related Attempted Theft 2 and received a sentence of 5 days jail, 80 hours of community service, and restitution to Progressive of $2202.
  • On September 12, 2019, Jana Hartfield pled guilty to a criminal fraudulent insurance act, the filing of a false police report and document forgery. Ms. Hartfield received a sentence of 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, a fine of $250 and probation of one year.
  • On September 3, 2019, Thomas Barela was convicted of one count of attempted fraudulent/ criminal insurance act and was sentenced to 30 days jail with 25 days suspended and one-year probation.
  • On January 28, 2019, Doris SCOTT (dba MacInnes House) pled guilty in Alaska District Court to one count of fraudulent insurance act/Insurance Document Fraud. Ms. SCOTT was sentenced to a 2 year SEJ, 80 hours of community service, and to pay a civil penalty to the Department of Labor of $10,000.
  • On October 15, 2018, Greg THORNTON pled guilty in Alaska District Court to Motor Vehicle Insurance Required, an unclassified traffic misdemeanor. Mr. THORNTON received a sentence of 90 days/90 days suspended, NJO 2 years, restitution of $250, and provide proof of insurance.
  • On August 24, 2018, Miki KIM pled guilty in Alaska District Court on one count of attempted insurance fraud. Ms. KIM received a sentence of 360/300 days, leaving 60 days to serve in jail. Ms. KIM was also ordered to pay restitution of $2738.61 and placed on misdemeanor probation for 2 years. Ms. KIM will serve an additional 9 months for a probation violation based on this case, giving a total of 11 months to serve on this investigation.
  • On January 24, 2018, James GERRARD pled guilty to one count of felony criminal/fraudulent insurance act for false claims filed with GEICO. GERRARD was sentenced to three years’ probation and required to pay GEICO $4700 in restitution. 
  • On September 28, 2017, Jeffrey VANCE pled guilty to one count of attempted fraudulent/criminal insurance act in Alaska State District Court. VANCE received a suspended entry of judgment for one year, a $1000 fine and 80 hours of community service.
  • On August 18, 2017, former Alaska insurance producer Kara HAYDEN pled guilty in Alaska District Court to one count of forgery. The case dealt with the forgery of Alaska State Court and insurance company documents. In the plea agreement, HAYDEN received a prison sentence and agreed to lifetime ban on her Alaska insurance license.
  • On August 9, 2017, Kira LAMB pled guilty in Alaska District Court to one insurance fraud count. The case dealt with a false vehicle insurance accident claim filed by Lamb against Progressive Insurance Company. LAMB was sentenced to 90 days jail, with 90 days suspended, one year probation and a $500 restitution payment to a third-party claimant involved in the accident.
  • On December 13, 2016, Arnold Wesley FLOWERS and his wife, Miranda May FLOWERS were found guilty in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska of 12 counts of wire fraud related to insurance fraud, as part of their scheme to defraud State Farm Insurance. Arnold FLOWERS received a prison sentence of 75 months with 5 years’ supervised release and Miranda Flowers received a prison sentence of 20 months with 3 years’ supervised release.  
  • On December 6, 2016, former Alaska insurance producer Kara HAYDEN pled guilty in federal court to one count of Bank Fraud and one count of Aggravated Identity Theft related to insurance fraud, in a scheme to defraud consumers. The identity theft charges stem from fraudulent credit card and insurance policy applications, which resulted in the issuance of insurance policies and premium deductions from bank accounts of Alaska victims. On May 18, 2017, HAYDEN was sentenced to 54 months federal prison and five years’ probation. HAYDEN is also responsible for the repayment of $14,500.00 in restitution for the victims involved.
  • In July 2015, two military members stationed at JBER, Zachery SISSON and Jeremiah FELIX-VAIOLETAMA were found guilty of filing false property insurance claims and forged documents. SISSON and FELIX-VAIOLETAMA were given an Article 15 (non-judicial punishment) and removed from the Army for the attempted insurance fraud.