GEICO Files Second Lawsuit Against Glass Repairer
May 8, 2019—GEICO has filed a second federal lawsuit in Arizona against another auto glass repair shop suspected of submitting fraudulent glass repair bills.
GEICO seeks to recover damages under Civil RICO statutes, as well as for unjust enrichment and fraud.
GEICO alleges that its customers’ signatures were forged on invoices submitted to GEICO for repairs by Advantage Auto Glass that were never performed. Specifically, GEICO was billed for repairs associated with recalibration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) using falsified documents.
In addition to billing for services which were never provided, the suit alleges that the defendants submitted fabricated documents from Arizona automobile dealerships for reimbursement of glass parts that were never purchased.
“GEICO will continue to pursue those who victimize our customers and attempt to profit from fraudulent schemes,” said Shane Wheeler, assistant vice president of claims in GEICO’s Tucson, Ariz., office. “Insurance fraud costs all insurance consumers in Arizona by causing premiums to increase, and we will continue to pursue them with a zero tolerance.” Wheeler went on to say that GEICO has a long history of seeking out individuals willing to commit fraud.