insurance fraud

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12:22 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Man files $20,000 insurance claim for dead cat ... but cat wasn't dead or real

The cat that wasn't dead ... nor did it belong to the man who file a $20,000 insurance claim for it.
Washington State Insurance Commission

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Tacoma man is facing attempted theft and insurance fraud charges after filing a $20,000 claim for a fictitious dead cat, using pet photos he lifted off the internet, according to a press release from the Washington State Insurance Commission.

“We’ve handled some pretty unusual fraud cases, but this is one of the stranger ones,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.

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