OLYMPIA, Wash. – Three people were charged in King County Superior Court in connection to two auto insurance fraud cases after investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU).
In the first case, Sawsan Al-Tamimi and Yassir Al-Mtowag each were charged with one count of filing a fraudulent insurance claim, a felony.
According to the investigation, Yassir Al-Mtowag rear-ended another car in Issaquah at 7:50 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2018. His uninsured 2014 Ford Fiesta was registered to his Lynnwood, Wash., business, Sunshine Market. At 8:15 a.m., Al-Mtowag’s mother, Sawsan Al-Tamimi, called Progressive Insurance and added the Ford Fiesta to her policy. At noon, Al-Mtowag filed a claim with Progressive. He stated the collision happened after 9 a.m., but the driver of the other car told Progressive it occurred at 7:50 a.m. while she was driving to work.