D’Alan Thurmond, 41, of Waterloo, Iowa, pled guilty on April 25, 2022, to one count of Presenting False Information, a class “D” Felony, following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.
The investigation began in December 2019 after the Iowa Insurance Divison’s Fraud Bureau received information indicating Thurmond had provided false information to an insurer following an automobile accident in Black Hawk County.
The investigation determined Thurmond had made false representations regarding the nature of the loss in an effort to secure benefits of the policy. He claimed that his vehicle was stolen when, in fact, it was involved in a single-car accident while he was the driver.
“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. We all pay for insurance fraud in the form of higher insurance costs,” Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said. “I appreciate the hard work of our Fraud Bureau and the Blackhawk County Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of this case so Mr. Thurmond was held accountable for his actions.”
Following his guilty plea, Thurmond received a five year prison sentence, which he is serving concurrently to an unrelated crime. Financial penalties were suspended.