August 17, 2016. Command Investigations, Packard Claims Administration, Inc. and Lion Insurance Company announce the conviction of Felipe Bonilla-Marin for insurance fraud.
Bonilla-Marin plead nolo contendere on July 16, 2016 to the following charge:
- F.S. 440.105 (4b)9 – Use of False ID for WC Claim $20K to $100K
Bonilla-Marin was sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay $94,175.89 in enforceable restitution. Bonilla-Marin was placed on immigration hold by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation following his incarceration.
Command initiated an investigation on Bonilla-Marin after he suffered an alleged work-related accident. Command’s SSN Verification Program™ determined that Bonilla-Marin provided a suspect Social Security Number in an effort to collect workers’ compensation benefits.
Command later confirmed that the Social Security Number provided by Bonilla-Marin has not been issued to any individual in the U.S.
Based upon evidence gathered during the investigation, Command’s SIU Department, working in conjunction with Packard Claims Administration, Inc. and Lion Insurance Company, submitted a referral to the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS), Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) based on material misrepresentation, as statutorily required under Florida Statute 626.9891
Bonilla-Marin was arrested on May 17, 2016, in Escambia County, Florida.
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