WOODLAND – An insurance fraud case that began nearly three years ago came to an end when the suspect finally received his sentence.
On February 6, 2017 , 53-year-old Mubasher Mahmood reported a carjacking to the Woodland Police Department. Mahmood alleged that his 2015 Nissan Versa was stolen, and then filed a claim with his insurance company, 21st Century Insurance.
The insurance’s company’s ensuing investigation revealed that Mahmood’s Nissan “was left at a repair shop for repairs several months prior” and therefore denied the claim “since Mahmood misrepresented material facts during the presentation of the claim.”
The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office Auto Insurance Fraud Division then began an investigation into Mahmood’s claim on July 25, 2017.
The Division believed that Mahmood filed a fraudulent claim and in fact left his vehicle unrepaired at an auto repair shop.
The DA’s Office summarized, “On November 12, 2019, Mahmood entered a no-contest plea to a felony violation of filing a fraudulent auto insurance claim. On January 7, 2020, the Honorable Judge David Rosenberg placed Mahmood on three years formal probation. Mahmood was ordered to serve a total of 90 days in the county jail, and pay restitution of $1,042 to 21st Century Insurance.”