Des Moines, Iowa – Amede Kambulata Masudi, age 34, of Newton, Iowa, has been charged with Insurance Fraud – Application Fraud (Class D Felony).

The charges are a result of an investigation which began in May of 2020.  In criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, it is alleged Masudi was involved in a motor vehicle collision which resulted in property damage and bodily injuries on May 9th, 2020.  It is alleged Masudi did not have a valid automobile insurance policy at the time the collision occurred.  After the collision, Masudi provided false statements to an insurer in order to obtain car insurance and later asserted the collision had occurred after the inception of the automobile insurance policy.

On July 19th, 2021, Masudi was arrested and booked into the Poweshiek County Jail.  Masudi was later released from custody after posting a $5,000 bond.  Trial will be set for a future date and no additional details will be provided at this time.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Photo courtesy of the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office.