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Eugene Man Gets 65 Months in Prison for Insurance Fraud

A Eugene man was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for identity theft and wire fraud charges.

Timothy Huntley, 45, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan to 24 months for aggravated identity theft, and 41 months for wire fraud.

According to an investigation by the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Eugene Police Department, Huntley had several vehicles under fake names, addresses, and social security numbers.

Investigators say once the vehicle was insured, Huntley would claim to the insurer he hit a parked car in a parking lot.

The car he hit was often another car he owned under a different name, and he would receive a check to settle the claim.

Huntley made 30 fraudulent claims resulting in $196,854.20 that he has to pay back to 11 different insurance companies.

Huntley had 20 prior convictions including more than 10 felony charges including forgery, robbery, theft, and driving while suspended.




Written by lordsinsurancelog

August 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Posted in Insurance News