Altoona couple charged with insurance fraud after filing multiple claims

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona couple is facing insurance fraud charges after the Attorney Generals office said they tried to file multiple claims for damage to their car that occurred in 2018.

Holly Funkhouser, 36, and her fiancé Lenny Brumbaugh, 27, filed back to back insurance claims on their 2011 Chevrolet Malibu in May 2021 with Liberty Mutual Insurance. In the first claim, they said they found two large scratches on the car. After learning the policy had a $1,000 deductible, they reduced it to $500, according to the Attorney Generals office.

The second claim the couple filed alleged someone hit and damaged their car in the parking lot of a restaurant Funkhouser worked at. An investigation by Liberty Mutual reportedly found the couple had previously filed an insurance claim through Geico Insurance in December 2018 using photographs that described the same damage they claimed happened in their recent filings.

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