A 38-year-old Shelley woman was sentenced for insurance fraud this week after she posted information about a crash on Facebook and then tried to claim the accident happened on a later date.
Seventh District Court Judge Darren B. Simpson withheld judgement for Danielle Collins, but placed her on three years of supervised probation, according to a news release from the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Idaho. He also ordered her to complete 100 hours of community service, pay more than $2,000 in fines, fees and restitution, and serve 180 days of discretionary jail time, although the latter was suspended.
Officials say Collins was involved in a crash while in an uninsured vehicle on Aug. 25, 2017, and she documented the incident on Facebook.
“Later that day, she purchased auto insurance on the same vehicle. On Aug. 28, Collins submitted a claim for an accident she said happened on Aug. 27,” the news release states.
Officials say Collins later admitted that the crash happened before she obtained insurance. She pleaded guilty to the charge of insurance fraud in November.