For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: October 7, 2009

Jennifer Fisher Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

(Boise) – Jennifer A. Fisher, 36, was sentenced for insurance fraud and grand theft yesterday, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Third District Judge Juneal Kerrick sentenced Fisher to three to seven years in prison and fined her $1,000. The court suspended the sentence and the fine and retained jurisdiction for 180 days.

Fisher, a Canyon County resident, pleaded guilty on December 1, 2008, to one count of insurance fraud and one count of grand theft. She was charged on August 26, 2008, with two counts of grand theft and five counts of insurance fraud.

On October 31, 2006, Fisher contacted the Nampa Police Department stating that her home had been burglarized and she was missing household items including two televisions, a computer, a computer printer, $600 in cash, a digital camera and a comic book collection. On November 1, 2006, Fisher contacted State Farm Insurance, the company providing her renter’s insurance, and claimed additional items had been stolen on October 31. She claimed that a variety of jewelry had been taken, including two diamond wedding sets.

After speaking with several witnesses, Idaho Department of Insurance investigators determined that Fisher either sold, pawned or still possessed many of the items that she had claimed were stolen.

The case was investigated by the Idaho Department of Insurance. The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General’s Criminal Law Division prosecuted the case. Deputy Attorney General Rondee Blessing prosecuted the case.

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