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Hello, my claimed got denied months ago because geico suspected it was a fraud, they didn’t pay anything to me but now months later, they referred me to a criminal investigator, and he wants to meet up with me, am I gonna be charged or arrested?

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What happenes if I don’t meet with the CIU agent, he said he wants to hear my side of the story, will I still be charged?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
am here
Can you tell me why they suspect the claim was fraudulant?
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Because the day I bought the insurance and the date I filed the claim were close
Thank you for the additional information.
That is not fraud, in and of itself, and not enough for you to be charged.
There is no reason for you to give any statement to their investigator. The investigator is not trying to help you. He is trying to gather evidence to have you charged with insurance fraud.
If they had enough to charge you then you would have been.
Any further communication with the insurance company should be through your attorney, as this is now adversarial, but for now just tell them you will not be giving any statement or providing any further cooperation with their investigation.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Does it matter if guilty or not Guilty?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
do I definitely need to hire an attorney?
It does not matter if you are guilty or not. It matters what the evidence shows and what they can prove.
You can hold off retsining counsel for now and just decline to cooperate any further.
If contacted by law enforcement then it is time to retain a defense attorney.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I was contacted by a criminal investigation unit agent, that is a law enforcement right?
That sounds like it is an insurance investigator, not a police officer.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Okay, thank you
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
they’re saying they got a witness at the apartment complex that I live at and she’s saying the date the incident happened is different from the day I told the insurance company
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Sure I’ll give you the 5 star ratings
All the more reason to stop cooperating.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Okay
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
That’s what I thought too as the CIU detective is asking to meet at a police station
Sounds like he is trying to scare you.
They do not have enough evidence to charge you.
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Otherwise, you would have been charged already and they would not need a ststement from you.
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