Longtime cop filed bogus car insurance claims and defrauded thousands, California officials say [The Charlotte Observer] – InsuranceNewsNet
A veteran police officer has been arrested in connection with a fraudulent scheme that resulted in tens of thousands of payouts, officials said.
Adam Eatia, a 15-year veteran of the
Information about Eatia’s attorney was not immediately available, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office said.
Eatia began his scheme after he and a fellow police officer purchased a 2018 Ford Mustang in the spring of 2018, according to a statement from the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. The fellow officer insured the car with
Mercury eventually rescinded the policy as Eatia was not licensed to drive the car. But they still “paid
Eatia then insured the car by
“Agent Eatia allegedly posed as the owner and forged his signature to obtain Allstate insurance,” the statement said.
After insuring the vehicle, Eatia lent it to a friend who was involved in an accident that destroyed the car, according to the statement.
Eatia told the friend the car was uninsured and he owed her
Allstate paid more than
The SFPD Internal Affairs Division began its investigation in
An arrest warrant was issued against Eatia on
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