Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tacoma insurance fraudster sentenced to two months, restitution

Andre R. Zamora, 25, of Tacoma, was sentenced on July 25 to two months in jail with work release and restitution to all parties in a medical insurance fraud he committed in late 2011.

Zamora was convicted of insurance fraud on July 9 by a King County Superior Court jury after an investigation by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
In November 2011, Zamora was involved in a car collision in Tacoma when another driver turned in front of him. After the collision, Zamora sought medical attention at a Renton hospital emergency room and later sought a second opinion from a Bellevue hospital. Zamora then submitted the medical bills to USAA, the other driver’s insurance company, saying he had paid the bills and wanted reimbursement. He submitted three claims to USAA totaling more than $14,857; the actual amount of the three claims totaled $1,621.

Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit investigates insurance fraud and works with the Attorney General’s Office or local law enforcement—in this case, King County – to prosecute criminal cases. Consumers can report suspected insurance fraud on the Insurance Commissioner’s website.