Coeur d’Alene Man Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
BOISE, Idaho (News Release) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says a Coeur d’Alene man has been sentenced for one count of insurance fraud.
First District Judge Benjamin Simpson gave Zachary L. Ozuna-Wilbur a one year fixed and a one year indeterminate prison sentence, ordered him to pay $1,151 in restitution to Geico Insurance and the Idaho Department of Insurance.
The court suspended the prison sentence and placed Ozuna-Wilbur on two years of supervised probation. The judge also ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.
Ozuna-Wilbur, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of felony insurance fraud on February 16, 2016. By pleading guilty, he admitted that he knowingly provided a false statement to his insurance company.
Ozuna-Wilbur contacted his insurance company from the scene of an accident in Coeur d’Alene in an attempt to add coverage to the car he was driving.
Geico Insurance referred the case to the Idaho Department of Insurance’s Fraud Investigation Unit for additional investigation. The case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Nicole Schafer of the Attorney General’s Insurance Crimes Unit.