Alleged Ringleader of Inland Empire Auto Insurance Fraud Crew Arraigned on 39 Felony Counts

AN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Branden Heywood, 30, of Chino, was arraigned yesterday on 39 felony counts of insurance fraud after an investigation found he allegedly acted as the leader of a “paper collision” ring to collect over $80,000 in undeserved insurance payouts. In a “paper collision” the accidents never occurred, and perpetrators use false documents to commit fraud. 

Read the full press release. California Department of Insurance, August 11, 2022 

NICB assisted the investigation.