Des Moines - Almedina Suljic, age 25, of Johnston recently pled guilty to one count of Fraudulent Practices (Aggravated Misdemeanor) and received a deferred judgment following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.

“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime.  We all pay for insurance fraud in the form of higher insurance costs,” Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said.  “I appreciate the hard work of our Fraud Bureau and all who participated in the prosecution of this case so Mrs. Suljic was held accountable for her actions.”

The guilty plea by Suljic stems from an investigation which began in September 2019. The investigation concluded Suljic submitted a fraudulent insurance claim to her insurance company. In an attempt to obtain insurance benefits she was not entitled to, Suljic falsely claimed her vehicle sustained damage during the June 2019 central Iowa flooding event.  The investigation showed there was no flood damage to the vehicle and that the damage was pre-existing.

On January 22, 2020, Suljic received a deferred judgment, one year of probation, and was ordered to pay fines in the amount of $625.00.

Iowans with information about insurance fraud are encouraged to contact the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau at 515-242-5304.

Photo courtesy of Polk County Sheriff’s Office.