San Diegan arrested for allegedly attempting to defraud auto insurer
News: 2019 Press Release
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Elizabeth Tinsley Hall, 28, of Escondido, was arrested last week on five counts of insurance fraud after allegedly misrepresenting information to her insurer in order to collect unearned insurance benefits of $3,500.
Hall reported to her insurer that she was involved in a collision on September 27, 2018 where she backed her 2012 Ford Escape into a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-6R in a parking lot in El Cajon. The investigation revealed the collision took place earlier than reported.
The Department of Insurance’s investigation revealed Hall did not have proper auto insurance coverage when the collision occurred. Hall obtained auto insurance after the collision took place and misrepresented the time of her collision to receive insurance benefits to cover the damages. The owner of the Kawasaki also contradicted Hall’s story and was able to provide a video recording that showed the collision occurred earlier in the day at a different location than she reported.
As a result of Hall’s misrepresentation the claim was denied by her insurer before any losses occurred. This case is being prosecuted by the San Diego County District Attorney’s office.
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. Teletypewriter (TTY), please dial 800-482-4833.