(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Canyon County woman was sentenced Monday, July 29, for insurance fraud.
36-year-old Andrea M. Archuleta, of Caldwell, pleaded guilty to one count on May 30, 2019.
Third District Court Judge Tom Whitney withheld judgment and placed Archuleta on unsupervised probation for three years. She was ordered to complete seven days in the county’s inmate labor program by April 30, 2020. The court also ordered the defendant to pay $281 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance and $234 to GEICO.
Investigators determined that in July 2015, Archuleta backed her vehicle into a concrete barrier. She did not have insurance at the time, but purchased a GEICO policy soon after the accident. She then filed a claim on the new policy and, in the process, told GEICO the accident had occurred after she’d bought the insurance.
Prosecutors initiated the case against Archuleta in September 2016. The defendant, however, was living out of state at the time and the warrant for her arrest wasn’t served until late 2018.
Deputy Attorney General Nicole Schafer in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case. The Idaho Department of Insurance investigated.