Many people struggle with financial-related issues. As a result, they often explore many ways in which they could potentially obtain money quickly. Unfortunately, some parties may wind up accused of white collar crimes if the options they utilize involve some type of fraudulent actions.
One woman in California has recently found herself facing such an ordeal. According to reports, the woman had allegedly filed an insurance claim after having a car accident. However, she reportedly did not obtain the insurance coverage until after the accident had already happened. Due to filing the claim for a prior accident, the woman was accused of automobile insurance fraud. Authorities issued a felony warrant for her arrest.
The woman, who was reported as being 62 years old, reportedly surrendered to police, and she was taken into custody. After her arrest, she had been booked in county jail and had a bail set at $5,000. It was not clear whether she was still in custody at the time of the report. Multiple agencies assisted with the investigation, including the California Department of Insurance Fraud Division.
Facing allegations of white collar crimes can have serious repercussions for accused individuals. Of course, before this woman -- or any other person charged in such an event -- faces punishment, she has the right to defend against the insurance fraud allegations. Understandably, she may feel overwhelmed by the predicament, but gaining information on her legal options and the way in which a California criminal court will handle her case may prove useful to her.