The former owner of a Texas towing company was convicted of fraud in Houston after buying insurance coverage after a wreck and then filing a claim with the wrong date, the Texas Department of Insurance announced. The former owner was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and received seven years probation after a trial conducted by the TDI with the help of investigators form the Harris County District Attorney’s Office
A Texas Department of Public Safety investigation found that the former owner added coverage for a tow truck after a wreck. he then filed an insurance clam and lied about when the wreck took place. He asked his employees to lie to adjustors and investigators and create fake documents to support the fraudulent claim.