Two Brothers Arrested For Auto Insurance Fraud After Repeatedly Insuring Cars And Immediately Crashing Them Into Vehicles Owned By Co-Conspirators.

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A two-year investigation has netted 22 suspects in an auto fraud ring in California that cost insurers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Two brothers, Angel Topete, 36 years-old, and Joshua Topete, 34 years-old, both of San Martin, California, were arrested on numerous felony charges for allegedly running an organized auto insurance fraud scam involving more than 20 individuals and 18 staged collisions netting conspirators $210,000 in fraudulent auto insurance claims. The Silicon Valley Automobile Insurance Fraud Task Force investigators initially received information about the crime ring in 2015.

The two-year investigation revealed that the Topete brothers conspired with family, friends and associates who posed as insurance consumers and filed fraudulent claims with six different insurers for collisions that were either staged or never occurred at all. Evidence further revealed that many of the claims involved salvaged vehicles, new insurance policies and variations of a name used on other similar claims. In some cases, suspects purchased insurance policies and then intentionally crashed cars into one or more vehicles owned by co-conspirators. All parties then filed fraudulent claims, which resulted in insurers paying the full value of the vehicles after they were declared a total loss.

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