Can you still get insurance fraud even if you cancel the claim?
4 attorney answers
You can withdraw the claim, but do not give any reasons. It may help but you can still be charged.
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If you commit a crime, but "fix it" you can still be charged and punished for it. A simpler example than insurance fraud would be pickpocketing: If a person pickpockets money from another person, but afterwards thinks it was wrong then places the money back in the pocket, the thief still committed the crime of theft even though he put the money back. And if someone saw him do it and accuse him of it, he can still be charged with theft.
Likewise, if an insured had insurance coverage, then provided the insurer with false information about when and what property was damaged/lost to due to a covered event to get monies they would not normally be entitled to, the insured may have committed (attempted) insurance fraud, and canceling a policy afterward to stop the fraud from being caught or carried out fully will not obviate a criminal charge.
If you or someone you know may be subjected to insurance fraud charges, you may want to contact local criminal defense counsel to discuss the matter with.
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