Tri-City HeraldThe Tri-City Herald reported that a Pasco man was charged for presenting a false insurance claim, aka insurance fraud.

After allegedly backing into another party he quickly bought an insurance policy to try to get it covered. Problem is, you are supposed to buy insurance in case of an accident — not because of an accident.

Harris then allegedly drove to Mid-Columbia Insurance at noon and got a policy for the pickup, effective 12:28 p.m.

As a part of the sign-up process, an agent inspected the truck and noticed damage to the driver’s rear side and bumper area. Harris claimed he had not been in a recent crash.

Then on Nov. 16, Harris called the insurance agency to report being in a collision the previous day at about 1:30 p.m., court documents said. He later reportedly said it happened an hour later.

What makes this more interesting is that Mid-Columbia Insurance was the place he went to get his car insurance! Little did he know that the documentation the agent made would add to the evidence against him.

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