Minnesota Auto Glass Shop Owner Accused of
October 1, 2012
by Casey Neeley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Norton Walla of Detroit Lakes, Minn., has been accused of filing several
fraudulent auto glass insurance claims over a period of two years.
Walla, the owner of Northland Auto Glass, made his first court appearance
at Becker County District Court last Monday to dispute the claims,
which are alleged to have occurred between March 1, 2009, and February
"It was actually a mix-up," says Walla in an exclusive
interview with glassBYTEs.com and AGRR magazine. "The
insurance company said that I turned in bills for work but I hadn't
replaced the windshield. But we did do the work so we have to provide
some proof of that and we did, but by then they had turned it over
to the state's attorney."
According to local
reports, the felony charge totals more than $22,000 in fraudulent
claims. Walla denies the amount sought in the complaint.
"[Opposing counsel] used every glass claim that I'd had with
that insurance company, which was around $22,000; if you're over
$5,000 it becomes felony," continues Walla. "It's actually
less than $5,000, the claims that are under scrutiny."
"We've always been an honest company to deal with and we've
always dealt with insurance companies honestly and we continue to
do so," says Walla.
The matter is set to be heard in court again near the end of November.
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