Man Sentenced to Jail and Probation for Auto Insurance Fraud

Man Sentenced to Jail and Probation for Auto Insurance Fraud
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SAN RAFAEL — A Canal District resident has received a jail sentence and probation for committing insurance fraud. Kenry N. Roda-Reyes, 41, pleaded guilty to falsely reporting that his vehicle was stolen and insurance fraud.

Investigators from the Marin County District Attorney’s Office learned an unsuspecting buyer purchased auto parts online. It turns out the parts came from Rodas-Reyes’ vehicle, which was not stolen. Rodas-Reyes filed a vehicle theft report with the San Rafael Police Department. Next, he submitted a false insurance claim, and received an insurance claim payment of $4,807.21.

Unwitting buyers purchased auto parts that Rodas-Reyes stripped from his vehicle. The auto parts sold were identified by California Highway Patrol, as belonging to the vehicle reported stolen.

Investigators identified Rodas-Reyes as the owner who filed a false stolen vehicle report, and who sold the parts online. For his actions, Rodas-Reyes was arrested twice this year for insurance fraud in May and then again in July.

On October 4, Rodas-Reyes was sentenced to 29 days in jail and two years of supervised probation. In addition, he is required to pay restitution, fines, and penalties.

The case was prosecuted by deputy district attorneys Sean Kensinger and Wesley Pratt. Insurance fraud hurts all Marin residents by increasing insurance premiums,” Pratt said in a prepared statement. It is a crime punishable by up to 5 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

Insurance fraud can be reported to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office via email to The phone number for the California Department of Insurance fraud hotline is 1-800-927-4357.

Man Sentenced to Jail and Probation for Auto Insurance Fraud was last modified: October 21st, 2023 by admin
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