Commissioner Jones Announces Arrests And Arraignments OF Central Valley Women For Insurance Fraud
News: 2011 Press Release
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced the arrest of Henrietta Brice, 53, and her daughter Larrisa Coleen Brice, 24, both from
"Anyone who commits this type of serious fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by my Department," said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. "The crimes perpetrated by this mother and her daughter are truly acts of extreme deception."
According to California Department of Insurance (CDI) Investigators, on December 29, 2009 Henrietta Brice was stopped while driving her 2004 Buick Rendezvous by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department. During this enforcement stop, Brice essentially told the deputy that he wouldn't be seeing her driving that car anymore and that she was going to call her insurance company and get herself a new car. On December 30, 2009 an explosion was reported in the area of
Larrisa Coleen Brice made a statement to the insurance company that her mother called her and they discussed Larrisa giving her mother a ride to the location where she allegedly left her car. After a check of phone records, this claim was unsubstantiated. Sacramento Fraud Division investigated this case and the San Joaquin County District Attorney is prosecuting the case.
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