SAN DIEGO — In July of 2016, 71-year-old Henrietta Silva turned herself in on charges of insurance fraud, and her 42-year-old son Peter Silva was arrested later in the month for the same.
Then, in November, both pleaded guilty to one count on said charge.
Henrietta was sentenced to 270 days in jail. This sentence was then stayed if she would instead complete five days of public work service, three years of formal probation, and payment of $15,434 to two insurers.
Peter was sentenced to 365 days in jail and three years of probation.
Commissioner Dave Jones once again reminds us, “Insurance fraud is a multi-billion dollar crime that has real costs to consumers. Insurers pass along their losses to policyholders through higher insurance premiums, which means we all pay.”