Judge Nancy Case Shaffer agreed with Allstate and ordered Alkayisi to pay $1.18 million in penalties, plus $441,508 in assessments and fees—a $1.6 million judgment.
“Submitting even one false insurance claim isn’t just a bad idea—it’s fraud, and insurance fraud is a crime,” said Allstate’s California Senior Field Vice President Phil Telgenhoff. “Fraud drives up the cost we all pay for insurance by stealing millions of dollars from insurers.”
“Allstate will fight fraud to help protect our customers and keep insurance costs down,” Telgenhoff said.
Allstate presented evidence that Alkayisi created multiple sham auto glass installation businesses using fabricated names and identities in an effort to deceive insurers and increase his opportunities to submit fraudulent claims. Alkayisi could not be located for comment. He is on probation for a felony check forgery, and the judge in that criminal case has given Alkayisi permission to travel to Turkey for one month starting on Aug. 15, according to court records.