(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced an Ada County woman was sentenced Monday, June 1, for insurance fraud.
31-year-old Brittany N. Mars, of Boise, pleaded guilty to felony insurance fraud in February.
Fourth District Court Judge Steven Hippler sentenced Mars to three years probation, two days in jail and five days of Sheriff Labor Detail. The court also ordered Mars to pay $340 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance, a $500 fine, court costs and fees. Judge Hippler granted Mars a withheld judgment.
An investigation revealed Mars was involved in an auto accident on April 12, 2017. At the time of the accident, Mars did not have auto insurance. She soon purchased a policy. The day after the purchase, Mars reported the accident to her auto insurer and provided a false accident time in an attempt to have the previous damage covered. An investigation revealed the accident occurred prior to the policy’s inception.
Deputy Attorney General Jessica Cafferty in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case. The Idaho Department of Insurance investigated.