Lake Forest Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

A 53-year-old Lake Forest woman pleaded not guilty Monday to stealing more than $180,000 in an insurance fraud scheme.

Karen Marie Dondanville was charged with 90 counts, mostly felonies, including grand theft, theft from an elder, fraudulent insurance benefit claims, assisting in a false claim, making false entries in records or returns, and forgery. She also faces sentencing enhancements for property damage exceeding $65,000 and aggravated white-collar crime between $10,000 and $500,000.

Dondanville’s insurance broker license was revoked by the state in November 2019, according to California Department of Insurance investigator Braelyn Velasco in court papers.

Read the full article., April 26, 2021

NICB assisted with this investigation.