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Idaho man fails to appear in Spokane court to face felony charges

Dilan McCliggott joins Kreidler's Insurance Fraud Most Wanted list

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Dilan McCliggott
Dilan McCliggott

May 22, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Dilan McCliggott, 39, of Idaho, failed to appear in Spokane County Superior Court to face charges of first-degree attempted theft and filing a false insurance claim, both felonies. The judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest on May 15 and bail is set for $10,000. McCliggott joins Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s insurance fraud most wanted.

According to the investigation, McCliggott was driving a 2014 Dodge Challenger in Spokane that was insured by a family member. He hit a power pole, totaling the car. He then filed a claim on the car’s policy through Progressive for medical treatment expenses. Progressive denied the claim because the policy didn’t have personal injury protection that would cover the medical treatment for the car’s driver. The family member told the insurer that McCliggott was the passenger in an attempt to get them to cover the medical treatment, even though McCliggott’s health insurance paid for the treatment. Progressive referred the case to Kreidler’s CIU.

Kreidler’s CIU investigates insurance fraud and works with the Attorney General’s Office and local prosecutors to prosecute criminal cases. Insurance fraud costs the average family $400 to $700 per year in increased premiums. Consumers can report suspected insurance fraud on the Insurance Commissioner’s website.