Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: My girlfriend hit a tree while drunk and lied about it to her insurance. She made fake tow receipts someone called geico

Siu to report her fraud after they’d already repaired the car. Does geico follow up on the things and wouldn’t she have heard from geico within a week?

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James Laukkonen
James Laukkonen
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Olympia, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: The short answer is that yes, they do sometimes follow up after paying. From the description, she committed a crime. She might or might not ever hear directly from GEICO (except maybe to cancel her insurance). Much more likely is that if they found out about this, they reported it to the police. The police will investigate and forward to the prosecutor's office for charges. That process can be fairly quick, or it can months or even years. They have until the statute of limitations runs out to file a charge. She needs to talk to an attorney who can get all of the details and give her advice for her specific situation. I provided the answer based on the way that Washington State does things, because that is the state you selected, even though I see that you put your location as Atlanta, GA. The situation is likely the same in GA, but if this happened down there, you should ask GA attorneys.

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