Des Moines, Iowa – Jessika Lynn Schafbuch, age 29, of Ladora has been charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) and one count of Insurance Fraud – Application Submission (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.
The charges against Schafbuch stem from an investigation which began in February of 2021. According to criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, in October of 2020, Schafbuch provided false information to an insurance company in order to obtain automobile insurance coverage. In November of 2020 Schafbuch’s vehicle was involved in a collision resulting in serious bodily injuries. During the claim process Schafbuch provided false information to her insurance company related to who was operating the vehicle at the time of collision in order to obtain insurance benefits to which she would not have otherwise been entitled.
On April 1, 2021 Schafbuch was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail. Schafbuch was later released after posting a $5,000 bond with a trial to be set for a future date. No additional details 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 Benton County Sheriff’s Office.