(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Canyon County man was sentenced November 6, for insurance fraud.
57-year-old Todd A. Young, of Nampa, pleaded guilty on September 4, 2019.
Fourth District Judge Peter Barton withheld judgment and placed Young on supervised probation for three years. The court ordered the defendant to pay $12,000 in restitution to Farmers Insurance Company and $345 to the Idaho Department of Insurance. Young was also ordered to pay court costs and fees. He must also serve eight days in the Ada County Jail by November 30, 2019.
In a 2014 divorce settlement, Young received a cabin in Cascade, and received the right to live in a Nampa home rent free until June 30, 2017. On February 5, 2016, the cabin in Cascade was destroyed by fire and Mr. Young moved into the Nampa home full time. Young filed a claim with his homeowners insurance for the cabin fire and provided a fictitious lease agreement claiming he was paying $2,000 per month to his landlord, his ex-wife, to live in the Nampa home. Young received $12,000 in temporary housing compensation for that claim. Young later admitted to a Department of Insurance investigator that he kept the money and that the lease was fictitious.
Deputy Attorney General Nicole Schafer in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case.