It’s probably not the smartest move to lie about where your vehicle was totaled, especially when the place the accident occurred features cameras absolutely everywhere.
However, it was a personal GoPro camera attached to the C7 Corvette that proved to be the owner’s downfall. According to Corvette Blogger, after wrecking the C7 Corvette at the drag strip, the owner told Geico the incident happened on Interstate 10 in Chandler, Arizona. At first, the claim went through, with Geico paying out $61,465 for the wrecked Corvette.
Apparently, the owner was either too careless or totally forgot about a YouTube video posted showing him lose traction and wreck on the track. Geico discovered the video and confronted the owner.
The owner plead guilty to insurance fraud after the Arizona Department of Insurance Fraud Unit investigated the case. A plea agreement meant the owner was to pay back the $61,465 to Geico, plus $1,560 in court costs. He will also serve two years of supervised probation for the insurance fraud.
So, what have we learned? Lying is bad and cameras are everywhere.