Oskaloosa Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution & Penalties Following Insurance Fraud Investigation

An Iowa Insurance Division Press Release

Des Moines, Iowa – On June 7, 2019, Brandy Voss, age 39, of Oskaloosa was ordered to pay restitution of $13,796.93, ordered to pay a $625 civil penalty, and received 2 years of probation following an investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau that began in June 2018. Voss received this deferred judgment and paid victim restitution in full as it was a part of her plea agreement.

“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. We all pay for insurance fraud as the losses insurers experience when they pay claims based on fraud get passed on to other consumers in the form of higher insurance costs,” Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said. “I appreciate the hard work of our fraud bureau and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office to prosecute this case so Ms. Voss was held accountable for her actions.”

The investigation concluded that in February 2018, Voss made an insurance claim with her insurance company stating that she had lost valuable property. In March 2018, Voss sold the same ‘lost’ property for a profit. Voss admitted to selling the same property in which she had made the insurance claim on.

Iowans with information about insurance fraud are encouraged to contact the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau at 515-242-5304.

Editor’s Note: Iowa Courts Online records are shown under a previous name – Brandy Harbit.

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