March 9, 2016
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Jamilla Caston, 27, was arrested in Clark County, Nev., and will be transported to King County Jail to face charges, including first-degree theft and second-degree theft, in connection with an insurance fraud investigation by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
According to the investigation, Caston was involved in a July 2014 collision in a parking lot; the at-fault driver was insured by State Farm. The company paid Caston $5,600 for medical bills related to the collision and for pain and suffering. Caston kept portions of the money for medical services because her health insurance paid the bills.
In October 2014, Caston was involved in another collision and submitted medical bills from the July collision to the at-fault driver’s insurance, Nationwide, for payment. Nationwide referred the case to Kreidler’s SIU for investigation.
Caston failed to appear in court in December 2015 to face the charges and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
You can see a list of people who are wanted in Washington state in connection with insurance fraud cases, all of whom failed to appear to answer charges against them. If you have information about any of the most wanted, contact your local law enforcement agency or contact SIU.
Kreidler’s SIU 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.
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