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Man charged in $20,000 claim for fake dead cat
kirotv ^ | July 5, 2012

Posted on 07/06/2012 5:19:43 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

A Tacoma man was charged after filing a $20,000 claim for a fictitious dead cat, using pet photos he lifted off the Internet, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner said.

“We’ve handled some pretty unusual fraud cases, but this is one of the stranger ones,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.

Yevgeniy M. Samsonov, 29, has been charged with first-degree attempted theft and felony insurance fraud in Pierce County Superior Court.

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Two and a half years later, Samsonov sought additional payment from PEMCO. He said that in addition to the vehicle damage and medical claim, his beloved cat Tom had been in the car and killed in the accident, the commissioner’s office said.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: accident; cat; fraud

1 posted on 07/06/2012 5:20:00 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not only was the cat beloved, he was famous!


2 posted on 07/06/2012 5:51:46 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

3 posted on 07/06/2012 6:51:06 AM PDT by Fido969
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