COLUMBUS — Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced that Domynck Elahee was sentenced on June 16 in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to three years of community control for insurance fraud and ordered to pay restitution to two insurance companies totaling nearly $7,700 for his role in a Cincinnati-area fraudulent insurance claim ring. Elahee pleaded guilty on May 11 to three felony counts of insurance fraud.
An investigation led by the Ohio Department of Insurance resulted in the indictment on Jan. 30 of five Cincinnati-area residents, including Elahee, on multiple counts of insurance fraud for filing false insurance claims in 2014 totaling approximately $85,000. As part of the scheme to defraud insurance companies, the individuals filed claims pertaining to automobile accidents that never occurred.
“I am pleased that the sentencing phase of this case is underway and the message is being sent that insurance fraud will not be tolerated in Ohio,” said Taylor, also Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. “Filing a false insurance claim is illegal and those who do it are harming all Ohioans by driving up the cost of insurance.”
Elahee is the first person in the ring to be convicted and sentenced.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the National Insurance Crime Bureau assisted in the investigation.
If you believe someone may be committing insurance fraud, the Department urges people to call its fraud hotline at 1-800-686-1527. Insurance fraud information is available at www.insurance.ohio.gov.