Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Felony Insurance Fraud Over Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

 Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Keith Hooks, a former City of Tracy police officer, has pled guilty to felony insurance fraud after falsifying a claim for the loss of three Mickey Mantle collector baseball cards. The California Department of Insurance initiated an investigation in May 2012 based on a tip from California State Automobile Association Insurance Group. CSAA IG received a homeowner’s insurance claim from Hooks for the theft of three Mickey Mantle baseball cards, he valued at approximately $20,500. The company reported their suspicions to the department after Hooks gave numerous inconsistent statements regarding how the baseball cards were acquired, their purchase price and the method of payment.
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