Okla. man charged with fraud for fake damage estimates | News
OKLAHOMA CITY—An Oklahoma City man was taken into custody after he allegedly sent fake invoices to his insurance company, asking for thousands of dollars of roofing work.
The Attorney General’s Worker’s Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit filed two counts of filing false insurance claims against 36-year-old Sean Willis Harshaw.
According to the charges, Harshaw called his insurance company in June to report damage that his Norman home sustained from a storm.
An insurance adjustor came to the property and estimated the damage would cost around $900 to repair.
However, the company received an invoice from a roofing company totaling more than $25,000, which was marked as paid.
A few weeks later, the company allegedly received another invoice from the same business for more than $19,000.
During an investigation, the Insurance Fraud Unit found that the roofing company never submitted the estimates and did not perform any work at Harshaw’s home.
They also learned the roofing company was previously owned by Harshaw.
Harshaw was arrested Friday on the charges.