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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

  • Abel GUERRERO in June 2016, pled guilty in Alaska District Court to one criminal count of a Fraudulent Insurance Act. The investigation was initiated from a Progressive Insurance Company property and casualty referral to the Investigation Unit. Mr. Guerrero received a 180 day suspended sentence and will be placed on probation for five years and pay restitution to Progressive for the cost of their investigation.
  • Felisha THOMAS in June 2016, pled guilty in Alaska District Court to one criminal count of a Fraudulent Insurance Act. Ms. Thomas received a sentence of 10 days in jail with 80 days suspended incarceration and a $100 jail surcharge. Ms. Thomas will be on informal probation for 3 years. Ms. Thomas admitted filing a false claim in relation to a vehicle accident. The investigation was initiated from a Progressive Insurance Company property and casualty referral to the Investigation Unit.
  • Kody BRYS in May 2016, pled guilty in Alaska District Court to one count of filing a false insurance application in relation to a vehicle property damage claim. Mr. Brys was sentenced to five days in jail, 85 days of suspended incarceration and five years of supervised release (probation). The investigation was initiated from a GEICO Insurance Company property and casualty referral to the Investigation Unit.  
  • Jennifer HUNT in October 2015, pled guilty in Alaska District Court to an attempted criminal insurance act and received a sentence of 120 days suspended incarceration, $500 jail surcharge, NJO 3 yrs. Ms. HUNT admitted altering to Certificates of Liability Insurance in relation to her employment duties. <
  • James PERRY in June 2015, pled guilty to Fraudulent Insurance Acts (false insurance claim). The DOI investigation showed that PERRY’s vehicle damage claims were falsely based upon existing damage.
  • Tina Marie ANDERSON in April 2015, pled guilty to Attempted Criminal Insurance Act (false insurance claim). ANDERSEN reported an vehicle accident loss claim involving her vehicle with son as the driver. ANDERSEN stated the accident date of the loss was April 10, 2013. Insurance records reflect ANDERSEN purchased her vehicle insurance on April 9, 2013. A subsequent investigation determined that on April 6, 2013, the Anchorage Police Department responded to the subject accident involving ANDERSEN’s vehicle with her son as the driver.
  • Russell ARMSTRONG in April 2015, pled guilty in Federal court to 10 felony counts of mail and wire fraud. In May 2013, the DOI received a complaint from U.S. Postal Service Inspectors alleging that ARMSTRONG was falsely representing himself as a Postal Service employee/representative. As such, ARMSTRONG was contacting employees close to retirement to see if they wanted to discuss their retirement plans. The DOI investigation revealed 22 instances in Alaska where ARMSTRONG apparently forged the signatures of the postal employees on insurance policy disclosure forms for annuity products and he did not advise them that they were buying insurance rather than securities.
  • Daniel NELSON in October 2014, pled guilty to Attempted Fraudulent Insurance Act (false insurance claim) and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. NELSON reported a vehicle accident loss to his vehicle as having occurred on December 13, 2013, in Kodiak, Alaska. On December 29, 2013, the Kodiak Police Department determined that NELSON’s vehicle was likely involved in an accident on December 3, 2013, which also caused total loss damage of a utility transformer box in Kodiak. The DOI investigation showed that NELSON’s accident damage claim loss date of December 13, 2013, was ten days after the actual loss date of December 3, 2013. Also, NELSON’s accident was shown to have occurred seven days before he purchased his insurance coverage on December 10, 2013.
  • Adal RAJA in July 2014, pled guilty to Attempted Fraudulent Insurance Act (false insurance claim). The investigation dealt with an existing accident damage claim for RAJA’s motorcycle, which RAJA claimed occurred on June 30 2013. A subsequent investigation by the DOI confirmed that the accident involving RAJA’s claim damage actually occurred on June 26, 2013, and he added comprehensive and collision coverage for his motorcycle on June 28, 2013, which was two days after the actual accident.
  • James TAYLOR in May 2014, pled guilty to attempted forgery in the 2nd degree related to an insurance document.
  • Constance U. KATKE in November 2013, KATKE pled guilty to one felony count of Falsifying Business Records. The DOI investigation showed Mrs. KATKE, in her capacity as a medical billing specialist, filed fraudulent medical insurance claims for herself and her husband. The DOI investigation also determined Mrs. KATKE possessed an Alaska insurance producer license and she agreed to a lifetime forfeiture of her Alaska insurance producer license.
  • Adam G. MYERS in July 2013, pled guilty to Fraudulent Insurance Acts (false insurance claim). MEYERS reported that on October 30, 2012, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident in his vehicle. The DOI investigation showed that MEYERS’ was actually involved in an accident on October 28, 2012, which was prior to his policy reinstatement on October 30, 2012.
  • Julio BORRERO in July 2013, pled guilty to Fraudulent Insurance Acts (false insurance claim). The DOI investigation showed that BORRERO’s vehicle was involved in an accident prior to his adding comprehensive and collision coverage to his policy.
  • Belinda Gail COLBERG in June 2013, pled guilty to Theft and Fraudulent Insurance Acts. The DOI investigation showed COLBERG misappropriated direct bill insurance payments from customers for her own use. The total amount of the alleged theft was $11,000.
  • Stephanie Marie DILL in April 2013, pled guilty to Fraudulent Insurance Acts (false insurance claim) and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The DOI investigation showed that DILL was involved in three hit and run accidents on the same night and the accidents occurred prior to her adding comprehensive and collision coverage to her policy.

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