POCATELLO — A local woman was sentenced to three years of felony probation Monday for committing insurance fraud in September 2016.
Ana Rico-Dumont, 38, of Pocatello, pleaded guilty to one count of felony insurance fraud in April.
During a Monday hearing at the Bannock County Courthouse in Pocatello, 6th District Judge Rick Carnaroli granted Rico-Dumont a withheld judgement and sentenced her to serve three years felony probation, which includes 100 hours of community service.
Carnaroli also ordered Rico-Dumont to pay $839 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance and $25 to Allstate Insurance Company.
Rico-Dumont was charged with insurance fraud after losing her wedding ring, with an appraised value of $15,200, while at work. Nine days later, Rico-Dumont added the ring to her Allstate renter’s insurance policy.
On September 3, 2016, Rico-Dumont filed a claim alleging that she lost her ring at work the previous week. An Idaho Department of Insurance investigation revealed that she had provided a false date of loss in an attempt to defraud Allstate into paying the claim.
Deputy Attorney General Jessica Cafferty in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case. Rico-Dumont retained Keith Zollinger of Pocatello as her attorney.