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
February 2022 - Dyson was charged with False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov).
February 2022 - Berman has been charged with two counts of Theft 1 RCW 9A.56.030 (1) (leg.wa.gov).
April 2020 - Andrews was charged with False Insurance Claims in Excess of $1,500 RCW 48.30.230 (leg.wa.gov).
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).
August 2011 - Cekarmis has been charged with Theft 2 RCW 9A.56.040(1) (leg.wa.gov).
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:
- 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.
- Snohomish County insurance agency owner sentenced in wire fraud case (www.kironews.com)
- Yakima insurance producer sentenced for $2.8 million theft (www.spokesman.com)
- Sequim man pleads guilty to attempted renters insurance fraud (sequimgazette.com)
- Couple spend time in jail for life insurance fraud involving son
- Two admit to auto insurance fraud
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.