Insurance Fraud ORC § 2913.47

Definition of Insurance Fraud:

  • With purpose defraud or to facilitate fraud,
  • Misrepresenting information,
  • To an insurer.

Potential Penalties:

If found guilty in a case of Insurance fraud the sentence can be either a first-degree misdemeanor or a felony of the fifth degree depending on the value of insurance involved in the deception. A first-degree misdemeanor can be penalized by a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail sentence of up to 180 days. If the crime is considered a fifth-degree felony, the crime can be punishable by 6-12 months in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

At Funkhouser Law, from the moment a client walks through the door, we presume that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As such, we work hard to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of insurance fraud, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced, peer-rated lawyer.