Fraudulent Insurance Claim

Presenting or submitting a fraudulent insurance claim to an insurance company is a crime punishable with imprisonment for up to 5 years in State Prison, or to the House of Corrections for not less than 6 months and up to 2.5 years.

In order to be convicted of the crime of Fraudulent Insurance Claim, the prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
  1. That the defendant either presented or aided in presenting to an insurance company a notice, statement, or proof of loss in connection with a support of a claim under an insurance policy;
  2. That the false statement was significant to the claim;
  3. That the defendant knew that the statement was false; and
  4. That the defendant intended to injure, defraud or deceive the insurance company.
The Massachusetts criminal statute for Fraudulent Insurance Claims, General Laws Chapter 266, Section 111A, covers fraudulent claims for all types of insurance; whereas Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266, Section 111B, which proscribes the criminal offense of Fraudulent Claims for Motor Vehicle Insurance Policies, covers misrepresentations made in connection with claims under a motor vehicle, theft, or comprehensive insurance policy.

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