Thomas Stephanie, age 46, of Washington, Iowa, was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.

The charges against Stephanie stem from an investigation which began in June 2022.  According to criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, Stephanie provided false statements to an insurer in connection with a workers’ compensation insurance claim.  Stephanie received insurance benefits due to these false statements. 

On August 10th, 2022, Stephanie was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail.  Stephanie posted a $5,000 bond and was released.  

Iowans with information about insurance fraud are encouraged to contact the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau at 515-654-6556.

No additional information will be provided at this time.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Jail.