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Former West Des Moines Insurance Agent Charged with Fraud

Submitted on Monday, November 29, 2021

SchettlerDes Moines, Iowa – Tanya A. Schettler, age 48, of West Des Moines was recently charged with one count of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony).

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau which began in August of 2020.  In a criminal complaint filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, it is alleged Schettler provided false information to an insurer related to the date of loss to a commercial property resulting from a fire, knowing the loss had occurred during a period when no insurance coverage was in effect.

On November 24, 2021, Schettler was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail.  Schettler was later released after posting a $5,000 bond.  Trial will be set for a future date.  No additional details will be provided at this time.

Photo courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.