Insurance Fraud NEWS
Washington homeowner charged with fake burglary losses
March 22, 2019, Pasco, WA
Manolo Carrillo, 35, of Pasco, has been added to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s insurance fraud most wanted after he twice failed to appear in Franklin County Superior Court to face two felony counts of filing a false insurance claim. A bench warrant for his arrest was issued and bail is set for $5,000.
If you have information that may lead to Carrillo’s arrest, please contact your local law enforcement agency or contact Kreidler's Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU).
The state Attorney General’s Office charged Carrillo after an investigation by Kreidler’s CIU. According to the investigation, Carrillo filed homeowner insurance claims with Allstate and American Family Insurance for burglaries that did not occur. He filed a $40,000 claim with Allstate in June 2016 and a $14,000 claim with American Family in September 2016.
Kreidler’s CIU investigates insurance fraud and works with the Washington State Patrol and state and local prosecutors on criminal cases. Insurance fraud costs the average family $400 to $700 per year in increased premiums. Insurance companies are required by law to report fraud to the commissioner.
Consumers can report suspected insurance fraud on the insurance commissioner’s website.
Source: Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner