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Arkansas Man Gets 30-Month Sentence for Insurance Fraud

A Little Rock, Ark., man received a 30-month sentence for auto insurance fraud following a negotiated guilty plea, the Arkansas Insurance Department reported.

Tyus West, 28, entered a plea of guilty to one count of insurance fraud for making false claims to an insurer and misrepresentation regarding a stolen vehicle, according to the department.

West purchased a vehicle on April 13, 2015, which he reported stolen to Little Rock Police on April 30, 2015. On May 4, 2015, another individual added West and his vehicle to her auto insurance policy. On the following day, West — representing himself to be the other individual whose insurance he was on — reported to the insurance company that his vehicle was stolen the day before.

West was sentenced to 30 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections concurrent with time he is presently serving.

In a statement, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr thanked the “professionals in AID’s Criminal Investigation Division for their work on this case that led to a guilty plea and sentencing.  Insurance fraud results in higher rates for Arkansas consumers, and AID is committed to fighting it on all fronts.”

Source: Arkansas Insurance Department

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