A Santa Clarita woman will spend five years in jail for fraud after scamming the wedding website “The Knot.” The woman booked a wedding reception facility through the website in 2016. The website offered a $10,000 cancellation insurance policy on the facility.
Shortly after booking the site, the woman cancelled her reservation, alleging that she had severely injured herself. The woman provided documentation of her injury, and the insurance company wrote her a $10,000 check. Shortly after receiving the check, the woman contacted the insurance company saying the check had been stolen.
The insurance company began to suspect fraud and reexamined the woman’s claim. She provided a police report from the Vallejo Police Department. Upon examination, investigators determined that she had altered the document from a previous incident.
Ultimately, she pleaded guilty to a single count of insurance fraud. In addition to the jail term, the woman must also repay the $10,000 claim and $12,500 in investigative charges. An IMDB profile lists the woman as an actress, but credits for at least two roles are attributable to other actors.
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