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$270,000 Lamborghini damaged by uninsured tow company

News: 2014 Press Release

For Release: June 3, 2014
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Email Inquiries: cdipress@insurance.ca.gov
$270,000 Lamborghini damaged by uninsured tow company

CORONA, Calif.- Michael Bo Goar, 44, and Danielle Goar, 30, of Corona are facing three charges of auto collision and auto property fraud associated with making false statements to an insurance company for a $292,000 claim for damage to a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo.

"Not purchasing commercial insurance was an unwise decision to achieve an unfair financial gain," said Commissioner Dave Jones. "This alleged illegal activity placed other motorists at risk and creates unfair competition for other businesses that carry proper insurance coverage."

The Goars received a contract to tow a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo and during the move were involved in a collision. Michael and Danielle Goar both provided false statements to their insurance company stating the tow was a personal trip and not part of their towing business. The Department of Insurance investigation revealed evidence that contradicted the Goar's statements and proved it was a tow commercial business towing job and therefore would not be covered by their personal auto insurance policy. The suspects did not have a commercial insurance policy associated with their tow business.

This case is being prosecuted by the local district attorney's office. If convicted, the Goars could face up to five years in state prison and a $50,000 fine.

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The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California. Insurers collect $310 billion in premiums annually in California. Since 2011 the California Department of Insurance received more than 1,000,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $469 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance website at www.insurance.ca.gov. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.4357. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.

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