Former MLB pitcher Ted Lilly in big trouble with the law
I’ll be the first to admit, the automobile insurance business seems stacked against the consumer. They make you purchase it to drive. They charge if you annually if you don’t use it. They charge you more if you do use it. And whoever hits you in an accident seems to always be uninsured and you have to pay. All that being said, you will lose if you lie to them. Former All-Star pitcher Ted Lilly might be finding out. According to KSBY (NBC Central Coast California), the lefty has been charged with a felony associated with a bogus insurance claim ten months ago (March 2014)
According to the California Department of Insurance, Lilly damaged his RV worth around $200,000 but did not file a claim until after he purchased insurance on the vehicle. The amount of the claim is not known at this time.
“I can tell you that he’s charged with three different felony counts. The first is filing a false insurance claim. The second one is a false statement in support of a claim and the third one has to do with failing to disclose a material fact in connection with an insurance claim,” Cunningham said.
He’ll probably settle for a significant fine and some community service. Just goes to show, don’t mess with the insurance companies. Just pay your share and then some, and move on.
– David Whitlock