Idaho Falls Woman Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-An eastern Idaho woman will serve several years of felony probation for insurance fraud when she made an insurance policy for family who didn't have insurance at the time of an auto accident and filed a claim.
According to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Misty Adams, of Idaho Falls, pleaded guilty to felony insurance fraud in December last year and has been sentenced to a unified sentence of five years, but was given a suspended sentence of five years on probation. Adams, 45, will serve 28 days behind bars and 100 hours of community service. Adams was a licensed insurance producer when she had backdated an auto insurance policy for her son after he had been in an accident.
According to a statement from Attorney General Wasden's office, the policy was backdated and Adams filed a claim which was paid by the insurance company. The fraud wasn't caught until after the money was paid. The sentencing judge ordered Adams to pay a $500 fine, $1,865 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance, and $7,967 in restitution to the insurance company.