Arizona Company Owner Arrested for Allegedly Submitting False Glass Claims

Donald Parra (source: Arizona Insurance Department)

Donald Parra (source: Arizona Insurance Department)

The Arizona Department of Insurance Fraud Unit has arrested Precision 1 Auto Glass owner Donald Parra, 41, of Mesa, Ariz. He is charged with “several felony charges including identity theft and insurance fraud after making fictitious automobile glass claims to insurance companies,” including Farmer’s Insurance, according to the fraud unit.

The company was recently re-named to Family Glass Shop, according to the Arizona Department of Insurance.

The company is located at 1947 North Lindsey Road, #107 in Mesa, Ariz.

“As part of an undercover investigation of Parra and his business, Arizona Department of Insurance Fraud Unit investigators were solicited by one of Parra’s employees to make a fictitious claim to an insurance company,” according to a statement from the Insurance Department. “The investigation also revealed Parra and his employees were filing fictitious automobile glass claims representing themselves as the insureds who had business with their company in the past.”

In Arizona, it is a class 6 felony for an automotive glass repair representative or salesperson to knowingly submit a false claim to an insurance company if the services were not provided.

In addition to Parra, two other suspects were located, taken into custody and subsequently released after being interviewed, according to the statement. To date, no charges have been filed against these suspects.

Several computers and numerous other items were seized as evidence during a search warrant served on the business.

“All Arizonans should be proud of the great work done by the Fraud Unit,” says Darren Ellingson, Arizona acting director of Insurance. “The Fraud Unit’s efforts help reduce the overall cost of insurance for every Arizonan, while sending notice to other bad actors that Arizona will not tolerate insurance crimes.”

According to the company’s website, Precision 1 Auto Glass offers windshield replacement; door glass replacement; stone chip repair; window tinting; electric window motor repair/replacement and mobile service. The website calls Precision 1 Auto Glass a “preferred and trusted insurance vendor.”

The company lists itself as an Auto Glass Safety Council™ Registered Member Company on its website; however, this is not the case.

“Precision 1 Auto Glass is not an AGSC™ Registered Member company,” says Kathy Bimber, AGSC director of operations. “The AGSC is aggressive in protecting its logo and will be doing so in this case as well.”

Attempts to reach the company via a phone number listed on the company’s website were unsuccessful.

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5 Responses to Arizona Company Owner Arrested for Allegedly Submitting False Glass Claims

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  2. Frank Thomas says:

    Jenna, so glad you published this News. The more awareness we have for this type of Behavior will hopefully diminish Crimes committed against Insurance Companies and increase the Respect for Honest Auto Glass Companies and the Safety we provide for Automotive Consumers !

  3. Derrick Lee says:

    It’s unfortunate that these horrific business practices have become almost common place in No Fault states. People are always out there looking to make a quick buck at the expense of others. Stopping these individuals from filing false glass claims is beneficial for every legitimate business in our industry. Thank you for reporting on this issue.

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  5. I worked for this guy for two days. Little to much Cocahina and arguments with girlfriend in the back office at the top of his lungs. Insane work environment. Left for lunch, never went back. Marc’s glass the out of business I think. Total corruption.

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