29-year-old Ahmad Amin appeared in Dept 23 on 11/04/14. Amin faces 2 counts of PC 550 (a)(1), presenting false or fraudulent insurance claim, in order to help another person benefit from their claim. An arrest warrant was filed on Oct 7, 2014 in the amount of $20,000 and was served on October 20.
On April 18, 2012 a liability claim was filed against Infinity insurance for damage to a driver’s side rear wheel/quarter panel. This meant that the insurance company had not covered the damages caused in the accident.
The claim was dropped. Then on October 17, 2013, the insured added a full coverage package. Only this time on November 1, 2013 the insured filed the same claim against the damages for the driver’s side rear wheel/quarter panel for damages he claimed had occurred the previous day.
Photos taken of the damage matched up to images previously submitted on 4/18/12. The claim under review for possible fraud now raised concerns when the insured took out another insurance policy with CSAA, and then claimed damage to the same driver’s side wheel quarter panel on October 12, 2013.
On July 14, 2014 the Bureau of Investigators Office of the District Attorney’s Office in Santa Clara County took up the case. The insured suspect had parked his car at 762 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road and said that when he returned to the vehicle he had noticed damage to the driver’s side wheel and quarter panel.
In the second attempt, the insured had said that he had parked on Deanza Boulevard and had gone to the gym, and then after returning noticed damage to the driver’s side wheel quarter panel. The insurer, when confronted about the damage, claimed that he had paid for the previous repair on his own and that this damage was new.
He gave an AIA Auto Body Repair bill to the investigator. On August 21, 2014 investigators spoke with Ahmad Amin. In admitting to filing the fraudulent claim, he told investigators that this was his dream car and wanted to get it fixed. He said he understood that it was wrong, but was so desperate to get it fixed, he didn’t want to admit that he was at fault for the damage. The potential loss for the claim was estimated at $3,161.79. But then again on June 8, 2014 Amin filed a third claim for the damages with CSAA, which covered the cost of the damages for $8,436.72.
The next court date has been scheduled for December 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Dept 35 for plea. Restitution is being requested in this case in the amount of $8,686.72 including handling costs from Infinity for handling the claim.