Auto Insurance Fraud Ringleader Sent To Prison

 Tuesday, August 15, 2017

 The Sacramento Bee

A traffic collision, for most people, is a traumatic experience. For some criminals, it’s a money-making enterprise. The ringleader in one of the Sacramento area’s largest auto insurance fraud cases was recently sentenced to 10 years in state prison, and detectives are asking the public’s help in finding three suspects who remain at large. A criminal ring led by 30-year-old Michael Charles Young of Sacramento filed an estimated $500,000 in claims with insurance companies from 2014 to April 2016, said Sgt. Clint Herndon, a detective with the California Department of Insurance’s enforcement branch. The claims resulted in payouts of close to $200,000, he said.
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