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One person pleads guilty, four charged with felonies after Spokane insurance fraud investigations

OLYMPIA, Wash. – One woman pleaded guilty and felony charges were filed in three insurance fraud cases, all in Spokane County Superior Court, after investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

Kendel Sonsalla, 39, pleaded guilty to making a false claim for health care payment and was sentenced to 24 hours of community service, $800 in court fees, and to pay $6,470 in restitution to AFLAC. Sonsalla was charged with two counts of false insurance claims and one count of first-degree theft in connection with fraudulent billings to AFLAC between 2010 and 2014 after an investigation by Kreidler’s fraud unit.  


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