VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Paola Serrano (DOB 09/12/82), of Oxnard, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud.
In September 2019, Serrano held an automobile insurance policy with Aspire General Insurance Company (Aspire). Serrano allowed her boyfriend to drive her truck, despite the fact he was not insured on the policy. While driving her vehicle, Serrano’s boyfriend was involved in an accident. During an initial investigation by Aspire and the Oxnard Police Department, Serrano falsely claimed she was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. In a subsequent investigation by the District Attorney’s Office Auto Insurance Fraud Unit, Serrano admitted she was not driving her truck when the accident occurred and had never been at the accident scene.
Serrano is scheduled to be sentenced on December 3, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 12 of the Ventura County Superior Court. Automobile insurance fraud is punishable by up to five years in county jail.
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Contact: Michael K. Frawley Approved: LOL
Title: Senior Deputy District Attorney Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Telephone: (805) 662-1702 Release No.: 21-107
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