SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – An Upland woman has been charged with auto insurance fraud. The allegation was the result of an investigation conducted by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Auto Insurance Fraud Unit.
During the time that 43-year-old Adriane Dolan had allegedly maintained an auto insurance policy, she had allowed it to expire. During the lapsed period, a family member was involved in a traffic collision.
After Dolan reinstated the policy, and a claim had been filed, the insurance company made a substantial payment on the loss. Following the payment, a discrepancy between the date of the incident and the date related to the police report was found. The suspicion that the accident occurred during a period of lapsed coverage was forwarded to the Auto Insurance Fraud Unit for further review and possible investigation.
According to Senior Investigator Mark Anderson of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, Dolan had knowledge of the accident before reinstating her policy.
Anderson further alleged that, “in hopes of maintaining coverage for her family’s loss Dolan also made a false statement to the insurance company about the traffic collision during the policy reinstatement.”
This case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Colleen Goggin. If convicted on all counts, Dolan faces six years in county prison.
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