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Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Felony Auto Insurance Fraud 

DATE:  January 4, 2017

CASE:  Juda Qadir (Case #16FE019925)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Kelly Mulcahy, Insurance Fraud Unit

Juda Qadir pled no contest to felony automobile insurance fraud.  The Honorable Michael Bowman sentenced Qadir to 2 years state prison and ordered him to pay $6,335 in restitution to Foremost Insurance (subsidiary of Farmers Insurance).

In 2011, Qadir purchased a Harley Davidson motorcycle and completely remodeled it, including having customized murals painted on it and constructing the seat out of alligator skins.  In July 2015, Qadir obtained a suspicious appraisal of $47,000 for his Harley.  He then obtained full coverage insurance at Foremost, which obtained a reputable appraisal valuing the Harley at no more than $32,000.   In October 2015, Qadir reported the Harley stolen to the Galt Police Department.  Qadir claimed he was riding the Harley and ran out of gas. Qadir stated he called a cousin who took him to get a can of gas, and when they returned the Harley was gone. 

The next day, Qadir called Foremost and started a claim for the “theft” of the Harley. Foremost became suspicious and investigated the claim.  Foremost denied the claim because Qadir lied during the Examination under Oath and failed to provide requested documents.  

In 2016, authorities received information that parts from the allegedly stolen Harley were at Qadir’s home.  A search warrant was served at Qadir’s residence, where officers located all of the customized painted parts as well as the alligator seat from the allegedly stolen Harley.    

 

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