I didn't even know this kind of fraud still exists but it looks like it does. A massive car insurance fraud case napped over 22 participants in the sting and 9 have already pleaded guilty.

The fraud covered four states from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada and was based in the Spokane Valley.

The ring leaders orchestrated staged wrecks and crashes with participants from 2013 until 2018, bilking insurance companies out of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims.

A prominent Spokane businessman Ron Wells has pleaded guilty to various charges and could spend up to 20 years in prison for fraud. He also was ordered to pay $178,000 in restitution.

You can check out more details on the car insurance fraud here but a word to the wise, always be vigilant when dealing with accidents, drivers and insurance companies - You never know who you are dealing with so be safe and ask lots of questions.




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