Auto-Glass Installer Sentenced in $1.6 Million Insurance Fraud

 Thursday, July 21, 2011

 Insurance Journal

A Burien, Wash., auto glass company owner has been sentenced to jail for a billing scheme that’s believed to have cost insurers more than $1.5 million, reports the state insurance commissioner. Michael Alan Perkins, 44, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree theft in King County Court July 1. He was sentenced to 9 months in jail, with 30 days of the sentence converted to 240 hours of community service. Investigators for state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler are recommending a total of more than $1.6 million in restitution to the companies. The court will decide the amount at an upcoming hearing.
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