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California Body Shop Owner Arrested for Insurance Fraud

Investigators found that Dong Suk Choi, owner of Choice Auto Body, did not complete repairs according to agreed upon estimates.

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The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol Insurance Fraud Task Force, served Santa Clara, Calif., body shop owner Dong Suk Choi with an arrest warrant on one felony count of insurance fraud.

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The investigation involved the re-inspection of one vehicle previously repaired by Choi’s repair shop, Choice Auto Body. The re-inspection was conducted by Farmers Insurance, Major Operations Unit in cooperation with an investigator from the California Highway Patrol Insurance Fraud Task Force, Golden Gate Division ISU. The investigators found that Choi had not completed the repairs according to the agreed upon estimates, including the repair of items that were written to be replaced in the insurance estimates.  

“This case is another example of Farmers’ commitment to fighting insurance fraud,” said Sean Zavala, director of special investigations. “We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement on these types of cases. It is our commitment to our policyholders to take fraud out of their premium dollars.”

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Farmers applauds the efforts of the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Offices and the California Highway Patrol Insurance Fraud Task Force for their ongoing efforts in the fight against insurance fraud.


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