Ventura County Grants $1 Million to Reducing
October 16, 2012
Ventura, Calif., insurance commissioner Dave Jones and Ventura district attorney
Gregory Totten have announced $1 million in grant money that will
go to the district attorney's (DA) office to battle auto insurance
and worker's compensation fraud. The DA's office plans to use the
funds to aid in the investigation and prosecution of potentially
"I am pleased to announce $1 million in grants to the Ventura
district attorney to fight workers' compensation and auto insurance
fraud," says Jones. "Auto insurance fraud drives up the
price of auto insurance for consumers."
Totten adds, "This office continues to aggressively prosecute
this very costly form of fraud. The conduct of these criminals creates
a financial burden that is ultimately paid by individual citizens
as businesses pass these costs on to the consumer in the form of
higher prices for goods and services."
Of the $1 million grant, the DA plans to use $345, 955 in investigating
and prosecuting fraudulent auto insurance claims in 2013.
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