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This past April, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court sentenced Cleveland resident John Deskins to two years of probation for theft in an insurance fraud case. Since the creation of the insurance industry, insurance fraud has existed. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a victimless crime — consumers pay the price. The crime occurs when a person uses fraud or deceit to obtain an undeserved financial benefit.
In the case of John Deskins, an investigation by the Ohio Department of Insurance yielded the following facts that ultimately lead to the Cleveland man’s arrest and conviction:
Penalties in insurance fraud cases vary based on the amount authorities accuse suspects of stealing. If you are arrested for insurance fraud involving the acquisition of $1,000 or more, you face felony charges. For more information on white-collar crime in Ohio, or to speak to a highly qualified defense lawyer, contact The Law Office of Gregory S. Robey as soon as possible.