Clarkston woman accused in bogus $42K insurance claim
Oakland Press, The (Pontiac, MI)
A Clarkston woman is facing felony charges in connection with alleged auto insurance fraud for which she received more than $42,000.
Brittany Brown, 32, was arraigned Aug. 12 in 52-1 District Court on one count each of false pretenses, $20,000 or more but less than $5,000, license documents/plates-forgery, and insurance-fraudulent acts. She faces up to 15 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines if convicted.
Bond was set at $500.
According to the Michigan Attorney General's Office, the charges stem from Brown allegedly filing a false claim in 2020 to State Farm Insurance, reporting her vehicle had been stolen and that there was no lien on it. She also allegedly claimed the vehicle had wheelchair equipment installed on it.
Brown is also accused of knowingly submitting a forged title to her insurance carrier..
The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Fraud Investigation Unit and the AG's office collaborated on the case against Brown.
Brown's next court appearance is scheduled as a probable cause conference on Aug. 26 before District Judge Robert Bondy.
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