A Williams Lake man has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay over $18,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with an ICBC claim.
Corbin Joseph was prohibited from driving when he rolled his vehicle outside Williams Lake. To collect an $18,350 insurance settlement from ICBC, he convinced one of the passengers to claim she was behind the wheel when the accident occurred.
Joseph’s story fell apart after ICBC’s special investigative unit discovered his Facebook posts bragging about the accident and the payout he received. When ICBC interviewed his friends who were at the scene of the accident, Joseph’s lies were exposed.
“Insurance fraud is a serious crime that steals hard-earned money from the overwhelming majority of our honest customers,” says Steve Tripp, manager of ICBC’s special investigation unit.
In addition to the fine and restitution, Joseph was given a three-month conditional sentence and is on probation for six months.
ICBC encourages anyone knowing of a fraudulent claim to report it on ICBC’s fraud tip line at 604-661-6844 or 1-800-661-6844. All calls remain anonymous.