For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
Date: June 3, 2013
Kristi Dumars Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
(Boise) – Grangeville resident Kristi L. Dumars was sentenced today for insurance fraud, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Second District Judge Michael Griffin sentenced Dumars to a withheld judgment for 3 years, a $500 fine, and 90 days discretionary jail. She must maintain a valid driver's license and insurance for any vehicle she owns or drives.
Dumars, 41, pleaded guilty on March 21, 2013, to one felony count of insurance fraud. By pleading guilty, Dumars admitted that she provided false information to Progressive Insurance by signing a backdated application for insurance. She had previously maintained insurance on her vehicle, but the policy lapsed in September due to nonpayment.
After being involved in an automobile accident on December 23, 2011, Dumars was cited for following too close and failure to provide proof of insurance. On December 27, 2011, Dumars went to her insurance company, requesting a new policy and that the agent backdate the policy to December 22, 2011.
The case was investigated by the Idaho Department of Insurance and prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Rondee Blessing of the Attorney General's Insurance Crimes Unit.
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