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Washington state insurance fraud - Most Wanted

The individuals on this page are wanted for arrest. They failed to appear to answer to charges of criminal insurance fraud and theft. Do not attempt to apprehend any of these fugitives. If you have information that may lead to their arrest, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Washington state Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU).

Insurance fraud makes insurance cost more for everyone

The total cost of (non-health) insurance fraud is estimated at more than $40 billion per year. Fraud costs the average U.S. family $400 to $700 per year in increased premiums. The Criminal Investigations Unit identifies and investigates insurance fraud by organizations and individuals. Our cases include medical fraud, staged auto collisions, property, inflated bodily injury claims and other types of fraud. 

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Most Wanted list

Vincent Labarbera

Vincent Labarbera posing for drivers license photo at Department of Licensing

June 2022 - Labarbera has been charged with False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov) and Attempted Theft 1 RCW 9A.28.020(3) (c) (leg.wa.gov).

Patrick Kim

Patrick Kim DOL photo

May 2022 - Kim failed to appear in King County Superior Court after being charged with multiple counts of Theft 1 RCW 9A.56.030 (1) (a) (leg.wa.gov)  and Theft II RCW 9A.56.040(1) (leg.wa.gov).

Shawndlyn Dyson

DOL photo of Shawndlyn Dyson

February 2022 - Dyson was charged with False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov).

 Jessica Berman

DOL photo of Jessica Berman

February 2022 - Berman has been charged with two counts of Theft 1 RCW 9A.56.030 (1) (leg.wa.gov).

Anfernee Aldan

Department of Licensing photo for Anfernee Aldan

September 2021 - Aldan has been charged with Theft 1 RCW 9A.56.030 (1) (leg.wa.gov) and False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov).

Nickolas Andrews

Nickolas Andrews

April 2020 - Andrews was charged with False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov).

Sisi Imani

Sisi Imani

December 2016 - Imani has been charged with Theft II RCW 9A.56.040(1) (leg.wa.gov).

Erich Scott

Photo of Erich Scott

September 2016 - Scott has been charged with False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov) and Attempted Theft 1 RCW 9A.28.020(3) (c) (leg.wa.gov).

Ahmed Mesbah

Ahmed Mesbah

April 2014 - Mesbah has been charged with two counts of Filing False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov).

Branko Cekarmis

Branko Cekarmis

August 2011 - Cekarmis has been charged with Theft 2 RCW 9A.56.040(1) (leg.wa.gov).

Shinebayer Baterdene

Shinebayer Baterdene

June 2011 - Baterdene has been charged with False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov), Theft 1 RCW 9A.56.030 (1) (leg.wa.gov), and Criminal Attempt-Original Crime-Class B Felony RCW 9A.28.020 (3) (c) (leg.wa.gov).

Common types of insurance fraud

Our detectives conduct criminal investigations, make arrests and submit cases to prosecutors for insurance fraud cases, such as:

  • Pay-as-you-crash
  • Falsely reporting a stolen vehicle or property
  • Filing claims with multiple companies, also known as double-dipping
  • Insurance producers misappropriating funds
  • Medical insurance fraud
  • False or exaggerated injuries

Insurance fraud examples in the media

See examples of insurance fraud cases in the media that the Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Criminal Investigations Unit worked on.

Contact the CIU if you spot insurance fraud

If you suspect insurance fraud against an insurance company, you can report insurance fraud in Washington state to the OIC's Criminal Investigations Unit. If you have questions, need more information or have a tip that may lead to the arrest or prosecution of individuals on the CIU's Most Wanted list, please contact CIU.