July 16, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Alicia Juma 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 July 10 and bail is set for $10,000.
If you have information that may lead to Juma’s arrest, please contact your local law enforcement agency or contact Kreidler's Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU).
Juma was charged in December 2018 after an investigation by Kreidler’s CIU. According to the investigation, Juma purchased insurance on her Volvo XC90 at 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2016, from Kemper Insurance. Four days later, she filed a claim for a Dec. 18 collision in Bothell when she struck an unoccupied parked car. Kemper determined the car to be a total loss, valued at more than $5,839. However, Kemper found police records that showed the collision happened at 1 a.m. on Dec. 17, before Juma bought the insurance policy. Kemper denied the claim and referred the case to Kreidler’s CIU.
Kreidler’s CIU investigates insurance fraud and works with the Washington State Patrol and state 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.