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Two sentenced in insurance fraud cases

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April 28, 2015

Breedlove was charged with first-degree theft and forgery, both felonies, in September 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Two people who committed insurance fraud in Washington were sentenced this month after investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

William C. Breedlove III, 52, of Tennessee, pled guilty in Snohomish County Superior Court on April 10 to second-degree theft, conditional upon him paying $16,530 in restitution. Breedlove was charged with first-degree theft and forgery, both felonies, in September 2014, for accepting commercial insurance premiums from a Lynnwood production company for fraudulent insurance policies on two tour buses the company owned.

Breedlove operated Breedlove and Associates insurance brokerage in Hendersonville, Tenn. He later admitted to investigators that he used the monthly premium payments from the tour company to pay his home mortgage.

Constance Jean Miller, 69, received a deferred sentence on April 23 in King County Superior Court on felony charges of filing a false insurance claim and criminal attempt. By April 2016, Miller must complete 100 hours of community service, 12 months of unsupervised probation and pay $500 in court costs, or face the original felony charges.

Miller reported a burglary at her Seattle home in March 2014 and filed a claim with her homeowner’s insurance for more than $12,000 worth of camera equipment that was documented through falsified receipts. The equipment was owned by someone else and was not stolen.

Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit investigates insurance fraud and works with the Attorney General’s Office and local prosecutors to prosecute criminal cases.  Consumers can report suspected insurance fraud on the Insurance Commissioner’s website.

Release No. 15-18