There are many different types of insurance fraud, but all of these subsections are basically defined the same way. This crime occurs when a person intends to use some type of benefit or advantage that they should not. Perpetrators of this crime get the benefit through fraudulent means. Sometimes, this crime includes depriving someone that actually has the right to use that benefit. Insurance fraud can be committed by employees of insurance companies or claimants of insurance.
Some common types of this crime include:
- Life insurance fraud.
- Automobile insurance fraud.
- Healthcare fraud.
In the state of Connecticut, insurance crimes are considered a Class D felony. This means that the punishments include a fine of up to $5,000 and a 1-5 year prison sentence.
As you can see, the penalties for this crime in the state of Connecticut can be serious. In order to minimize these punishments, it is a good idea to hire a criminal defense lawyer to review the facts of your case and determine the best way to defend you. So, to learn more about this offense and the possible defenses that you could use, feel free to contact our office. At Ruane Attorneys, we pay special attention to each case that walks through our door, and do everything that we can to help.