Eugene Man Sentenced to 65 Months for Insurance Fraud


Timothy Devon Huntley, Jr., 45, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan to serve a 65-month term in federal prison for committing aggravated identity theft and wire fraud as part of an insurance fraud scheme. He was sentenced to serve a 24-month term of prison for aggravated identity theft consecutive to a 41-month term of prison for wire fraud. He was also ordered to pay $196,854.20 in restitution to the insurance companies he defrauded. He pled guilty to the offenses on March 15, 2011.

The case arose from an investigation by the National Insurance Crime Bureau into multiple suspicious insurance claims associated with Huntley. The investigation was referred to the Financial Crimes Unit of the Eugene Police Department. It was ultimately determined that Huntley filed at least 30 fraudulent claims resulting in $196,854.20 in losses to at least 11 different insurance companies.

In pleading guilty, Huntley admitted that, among other things, he obtained insurance policies for recently acquired used vehicles and used fictitious names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security account numbers (SSANs), as well as names, addresses, dates of birth, and SSANs belonging to actual persons. Shortly after insuring a vehicle, he would claim to have damaged a parked car with the vehicle. The parked car would generally be another used vehicle recently acquired by him in some variation of his name or that of his wife. Posing as the owner of the damaged parked car, Huntley would make a claim on the recently issued insurance policy. He would then be mailed a check to settle the claim.

Public records show that Huntley has over 20 prior convictions, including at least 10 prior felony convictions for a variety of offenses: forgery in the first degree, robbery in the third degree, theft in the first degree, possession of a prohibited firearm, hindering prosecution, and driving while suspended/revoked. He was in federal custody pending sentencing.

Source: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation