Insurance Fraud – 548-551
If you provide false information to the insurance company when you make a claim, and then receive payment, you can be charged with insurance fraud. There are varying degrees of fraud that range from small untruths to arson or faking injuries in order to collect large policies.
Insurance fraud is serious, and is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Depending on the crime can involve penalties at the federal and state level. Insurance companies also have the option of filing a civil suit against you under RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act).
Due to the complexity of the charges and the number of parties involved, it’s important to find an experienced defense attorney who is familiar with defending insurance fraud.