November 19, 2018
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Brandalynn Monroe, 36, of Everett has been added to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s insurance fraud most wanted after she failed to appear in Snohomish County Superior Court to face a felony charge of filing a false insurance claim. A bench warrant for her arrest was issued on and bail is set for $5,000.
Monroe was charged on Nov. 9 in connection with filing a false insurance claim after an investigation by Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU). According to the investigation, Monroe damaged her 2010 Ford Focus in a 2015 collision. At the time, her insurer, Omni Insurance Group, denied a claim for the damage, citing false information that Monroe provided about the circumstances.
In February 2016, she purchased an auto insurance policy from Lyndon Southern Insurance Co. and filed a claim for the damage six days later, claiming the car was damaged by a hit-and-run driver while it was parked at her residence. Lyndon Southern found the denied claim from 2015, which was filed for the same damage to the vehicle. Lyndon denied the 2016 claim and referred the case to Kreidler's CIU.
If you have information that may lead to Monroe's arrest, please contact your local law enforcement agency or Kreidler's CIU.
Kreidler’s CIU investigates insurance fraud and works with the state Attorney General’s Office and local prosecutors on criminal cases. Insurance fraud costs the average family $400 to $700 per year in increased premiums. Insurance companies are required by law to report fraud to the commissioner.
Consumers can report suspected insurance fraud on the insurance commissioner’s website.