(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Canyon County man was sentenced October 22, for insurance fraud.
47-year-old David J. Gress, of Nampa, pleaded guilty on August 1, 2019.
Third District Judge George Southworth withheld judgment and placed Gress on supervised probation for two years. The court ordered the defendant to pay $518 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance. He was also ordered to pay court costs and fees of $200. He must also complete 40 hours of community service within the next 180 days.
In November 2017, Gress filed a claim with Allstate stating that his golf clubs were stolen from his garage. In support of his claim, he submitted a fictitious receipt for the golf clubs. Allstate initiated an investigation. Before its conclusion, Gress reported to Allstate that his golf clubs had been found. The company later referred the case to the Idaho Department of Insurance. In an interview with a DOI investigator, Gress admitted he’d fabricated the theft report and the receipt to generate income after he had lost his job.
Deputy Attorney General Nicole Schafer in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case.