Insurance Fraud Unit
Welcome to the Insurance Fraud Unit of the Napa County District Attorney's Office. Here you will learn about the different types of insurance fraud, how to identify insurance fraud and protect yourself from it, and who to contact if you've been victimized. Below you will find information and useful links about the different types of fraud that our unit handles.
IF YOU HAVE A FRAUD QUESTION OR A FRAUD COMPLAINT, CALL THE FRAUD HOTLINE AT (707) 253-4059.
What is Insurance Fraud?
Fraud occurs when someone knowingly lies to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled or someone knowingly denies some benefit that is due and to which someone is entitled. Depending on the specific issues involved, an alleged wrongful act may be handled as an administrative action by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) or may investigated as a criminal matter by the CDI, local district attorney’s office or other law enforcement agency.
What Types of Insurance Fraud or Other Crimes Does the Fraud Unit Handle?
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office Fraud Unit is charged with enforcing the provisions of Chapter 12 of the California Insurance Code, commonly referred to as the “Insurance Frauds Prevention Act,” California Penal Code, Sections 549-550 and California Labor Code, Section 3700.5. Current law allows the Fraud Unit to investigate various felony and misdemeanor provisions of the Penal and Insurance Codes. Frequently, investigations conducted by the Fraud Unit involve some aspect of a “Suspected Fraudulent Claim.”
Automobile Insurance Fraud
Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud