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Tacoma man tries to claim $20,000 for fake dead cat

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm with 6 Comments »
July 5, 2012 12:50 pm

A man who filed a $20,000 insurance claim for a fake dead cat faces charges of first-degree attempted theft and felony insurance fraud, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner said Thursday.

The 29-year-old Tacoma resident used animal photos from the Internet in the alleged scheme.

He filed a claim for a minor traffic accident in 2009. More than two years later he asked for additional payment, claiming his “beloved cat Tom” was killed in the accident, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner said.

The office said the man told the insurance company that the cat had been like a son to him.

A claims representative did a Google Image search and found pictures the man submitted on various websites.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned next Wednesday, July 11.

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. itwasntmethistime says:

    Lazy knucklehead. All he had to do was take his own picture of any live cat anywhere.

  2. I adore my cats – and all the ones that have gone before them – but there is no way they were worth that much money. Such Chutzpah.

  3. lonergan says:

    Also, he probably shouldn’t have captioned the picture, “I’mz ded.”

  4. Frankenchrist says:


    Post of the year!

  5. NineInchNachosII says:

    how hard is it to find a real dead cat?

  6. Irritated says:

    Lmfao @ I’mz ded!

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