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Insurance Fraud Probe Targets Auto Body Shops

May 16, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Nineteen auto repair shops were targeted Thursday for auto insurance fraud, and several arrests were made, authorities said.

Fifty-one shops in the San Francisco area were visited April 2 to May 6 by an undercover officer. Nineteen provided the officer with fraudulent written repair estimates ranging from $3,500 to $4,700, officials said.

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