For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Kriss Bivens Cloyd
(208) 334-4119

Date: November 21, 2016

Minidoka County Man Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says a Heyburn man has been sentenced for one count of insurance fraud.  Fifth District Judge Jonathan P. Brody gave Demetre R. Alvarado a two year fixed and three year indeterminate sentence.

The court suspended the prison sentence and placed Alvarado on probation for five years, ordered him to pay a $500 fine and $361 in restitution to Employers Mutual Casualty Company, and $898 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance.  The judge also ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.

Alavardo, 24, pleaded guilty on September 12, 2016.  By pleading guilty, he admitted that he provided a false statement to an insurance company.  Alvarado filed a police report after his vehicle was taken from a commercial garage.  When the vehicle was found, he reported to the garage’s insurance company that certain parts had been removed and then later admitted he had lied to the insurance investigator.

Employers Mutual Casualty Company referred the case to the Idaho Department of Insurance’s Fraud Investigation Unit for additional investigation. The case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Gregory LeDonne of the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit.

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