CONVICTED for Insurance Fraud (Jose Romero)

SUNZ Romero booking photo

February 17, 2015. Command Investigations and SUNZ Insurance announce the CONVICTION of Jose Romero for insurance fraud.

Jose Romero was convicted of insurance fraud on February 10, 2015 and ordered to pay enforceable restitution in the amount of $33,867.00. Romero was sentenced to 15 years of probation and 50 hours of community service.

Based upon supporting evidence collected during Command’s Fraud Analysis and Review, and in conjunction with Romero’s failure to disclose pre-existing injuries during his deposition, a referral was submitted to the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) as was statutorily required.

Consequently, an arrest warrant was issued for Jose Romero on June 18, 2014 in Sarasota County, Florida. With an outstanding warrant, Romero fled the country.

On August 1, 2014, Romero was arrested in the Miami-Dade airport by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials as he returned back to the U.S. from Nicaragua. Romero was charged with insurance fraud, violating F.S. 440.105- Fraud False Statement-Misrepresentation and F.S. 837.02- Perjury in an official proceeding.

As part of Command’s Restitution Management Program™, close contact was maintained with the State Attorney’s Office to ensure that all victims’ rights are asserted, aggressively protected and maintained. This included the clear presentation of all supporting evidence to best support an enforceable restitution request in the amount of $33,867.00.

Command Investigations, LLC is the preferred provider of Surveillance, SIU & Anti-Fraud programming to P&C Carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators.  Investigative cost containment solutions also include background investigations, Claims Buzz™ social media searches, investigative canvasses, recorded statements and scene investigations.