23 Charged in “Family and Friend” Organized Auto Insurance Fraud Ring in Santa Clara County

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — An alleged “family and friend” organized auto insurance fraud ring was thwarted by the Urban Automobile Insurance Fraud Task Force. Yesterday, seven individuals were arrested in connection to this case. In total, 23 individuals face felony counts of insurance fraud and conspiracy. Alleged ringleader, Gerson Castro Martinez, 34, of San Jose, was arrested July 29 on eight felony counts. Castro allegedly involved family and friends in a fraud scheme that netted defendants more than $174,000. 

Read the entire press release.  California Department of Insurance, August 16, 2023 

NICB assisted the investigation.