Former MLB pitcher Ted Lilly in big trouble with the law

  • David Whitlock

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.

Former Blue Jays and Dodger pitcher Ted  Lilly has been charged with a felony Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Blue Jays and Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged with a felony
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If convicted, the California native could face up to five years in prison.  Somehow Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens walks, this guy buys an SUV and fudges some dates and ends up in the pen.

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

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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