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Insurance fraud fugitive accused of submitting same medical bill for separate car crashes — arrested in Nevada

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castonFUGITIVE CAPTURED March 3, 2016 —
The Special Investigations Unit of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner says Jamilia Caston was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail in Nevada on Thursday.

The OIC says she’ll be transported to the King County Jail to face the insurance fraud charges we featured her for on WMW.

The Special Investigations Unit of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner is asking for your help in finding Jamilia Caston.

She has been charged with Theft in the 1st Degree and Theft in the 2nd Degree in King County Superior Court.

Caston failed to appear in December and now has a warrant for her arrest.

She is accused scamming her insurance company out of $5,600. Investigators say she was involved in an accident in July of 2014. State Farm paid Caston $5,600 directly to her as reimbursement for her Valley Medical Center medical bills. Later in October 2014, Caston was involved in another vehicle collision and she submitted the same VMC medical bills to Nationwide.

Insurance fraud is the crime we all pay for. “All of us are required to purchase various types of insurance, so this affects all of us and we`re all paying for it, so if it sounds like it`s not that big of a deal, well you need to think about who`s paying for all these payouts and it`s all of us in increased insurance premiums,” said Mark Couey, Director of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Caston has ties to Kent.

If you can tell investigators where to find her, call an anonymous tip into:

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers.