Most residents of Utah carry a variety of insurance policies, including automobile insurance, homeowner’s insurance, health insurance and others. Insurance is there to help a person financially should disaster strike. Unfortunately, insurance fraud is an issue that Utah prosecutors will take very seriously.
What is insurance fraud in Utah? Per the Utah Fraudulent Insurance Act, in general, insurance fraud is an intentional act. If an individual provides his or her insurance company with information that is false or fraudulent for the purpose of applying for or renewing an insurance policy, that may be considered insurance fraud.
Moreover, if an individual provides his or her insurance company with information that is false or fraudulent in relation to a claim for payment or in relation to a civil claim for damage, this may also be considered insurance fraud. In addition, if a person knowingly receives proceeds that are related to fraudulent activities, this may also be considered insurance fraud.
Insurance fraud can also take place if an individual intentionally, knowingly or recklessly comes up with a plan or means to get something of value in a manner that involves fraudulent representations or omissions, this may be considered fraud. Finally, if an individual knowingly helps or conspires with a second individual to engage in an act of fraud, this is considered a type of insurance fraud.
If you are accused of insurance fraud in Utah, you need to take these charges very seriously. Taking swift legal action may be necessary to crafting a solid defense in your favor. Your case should not be based on the information found in this post — instead, those accused of insurance fraud should seek the help of a criminal defense attorney who can explain that individual’s rights and options.