A Delaware couple has been arrested after allegedly filing $100,000 in phony medical insurance claims.
Diliana Legeros, 33, and her husband, Joseph Aubourg, 43, are facing charges of insurance fraud for allegedly filing medical insurance claims for a car accident that never actually happened, according to The Cape Gazette.
Authorities said that in November 2016, Legeros reported an accident claim to the couple’s insurer. Legeros allegedly claimed that on November 12, 2016, she, Aubourg and two of their children were traveling from New Jersey to Delaware when their vehicle was struck by a Mini Cooper. Legeros and Aubourg said that the Mini Cooper failed to stop.
Aubourg, Legeros and the children were treated for injuries they claimed they sustained, However, after inspecting the Mini Cooper that was purported to have hit the couple’s car, investigators believed the accident did not occur, the Gazette reported. As a result of the phony claims, an insurer was billed for more than $100,000 and paid out more than $55,000.
“We take insurance fraud seriously,” said Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro. “Even though this incident allegedly took place in New Jersey, the defendants’ insurance coverage was in Delaware. Our fraud investigators acted on information they received and did a thorough follow-up investigation that ultimately led to these arrests.”