Federal Way man arrested for insurance fraud

Abdikarin Mohamed allegedly claimed two items were stolen from his car.

Insurance fraud most wanted suspect Abdikarin Mohamed, 28, was arrested June 14 by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) near his home in Federal Way.

Mohamed had two warrants for his arrest: one for insurance fraud charges and another from the Seattle Police Department for second-degree theft. He was booked into King County Jail.

Mohamed was charged in October 2017 in King County Superior Court with one count of making a false insurance claim. According to Kreidler’s investigation, Mohamed filed a renter’s insurance claim with Homesite Insurance for nearly $9,500 worth of electronics and jewelry that he said were stolen from his vehicle. Residence contents are covered by a renter’s or homeowner’s policy in the event of a theft from a vehicle. Two of the items Mohamed claimed were stolen were not in the vehicle – a Movado watch that he had returned to Nordstrom and a Canon camera for which he created a fake receipt. Homesite denied the claim and referred the case to Kreidler’s CIU.

Kreidler’s CIU investigates insurance fraud and works with the state Attorney General’s Office and local prosecutors on criminal cases. Insurance fraud costs the average family $400 to $700 per year in increased premiums. Insurance companies are required by law to report fraud to the commissioner.

Consumers can report suspected insurance fraud on the Insurance Commissioner’s website.