Ada County woman sentenced for felony insurance fraud

Wednesday March 20, 2024

Contact: Julie Robinson, 208-334-4312

BOISE, ID (March 20, 2024) – The Idaho Department of Insurance (DOI) announced today that Alyssa Arvizu of Boise, Idaho pled guilty and was sentenced on one count of felony insurance fraud under Idaho Code 41-293(1)(c) in Ada County on March 15, 2024.

In May 2022, an Ada County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop for erratic driving by Arvizu. She fled, and the deputy had to conduct a PIT maneuver (Precision Immobilization Technique) to stop Arvizu’s vehicle. Arvizu was arrested for felony eluding a law enforcement officer and DUI.

Arvizu then filed a claim on her auto insurance policy with Dairyland Insurance (a Sentry Insurance Company), saying her vehicle was damaged by a hit-and-run driver. She did not mention her arrest or the police involvement. The estimate for repair was $10,142.47. After a friend of Arvizu’s attempted to negotiate a higher payout from Dairyland and revealed that the vehicle was involved in a police pursuit, the claim was denied.

Arvizu was sentenced to four years in prison (1 fixed, 3 indeterminate) which was suspended for four years of probation. In addition, Arvizu was ordered to pay $937 in restitution to Sentry Insurance and complete 100 hours of community service. The judge also ordered 240 days of discretionary jail time.

“Insurance fraud is never a victimless crime,” said Director Dean Cameron. “Foolish actions like these cost Idahoans their hard-earned money, causing insurance premiums to increase for everybody. I appreciate the hard work of our Fraud Investigators and the Attorney General’s Office for holding this individual’s actions accountable.”


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