Crime & Safety
Waterloo man gets a 5-year prison term after entering a guilty plea to insurance fraud
Waterloo, Iowa – Having pleaded guilty to insurance fraud, a man from Waterloo was given a five-year prison term.
Following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, D’Alan Thurmond pleaded guilty on April 25, 2022, to one count of Presenting False Information, a class “D” Felony.
In December 2019, the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau received evidence that Thurmond had given fraudulent information to an insurer after a vehicle accident in Black Hawk County. The investigation was launched at that time.
According to the findings of the inquiry, Thurmond had made false assertions about the nature of the loss in an attempt to get benefits under the insurance policy.
He claimed that his vehicle had been stolen when, in reality, it had been involved in a single-car collision while he was the driver.
“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. We all pay for insurance fraud in the form of higher insurance costs. I appreciate the hard work of our Fraud Bureau and the Blackhawk County Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of this case, so Mr. Thurmond was held accountable for his actions,” Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said.
In the aftermath of his plea, Thurmond was sentenced to five years in prison, which he is now serving concurrently to an unrelated crime.