A California woman is facing five years in jail after trying to scam wedding website the Knot not once—but twice, says the L.A. Times:
Vermyttya Miller booked a wedding reception in October 2016 through The Knot website for a Glendale ballroom that came with a $10,000 event cancellation insurance policy, according to the state Department of Insurance.
She soon claimed that she tripped on her wedding dress and had suffered a serious injury, which meant she would need to cancel the wedding reception. Miller then filed a claim using falsified medical reports. On Oct. 31, 2016, Miller received a $10,000 check from The Knot’s insurer.
About a month later, Miller emailed The Knot’s insurer to report that the check was stolen. She included a copy of a doctored police report from the Vallejo Police Department.
Detectives discovered that Miller used a previously submitted police report for a different incident that occurred years earlier.
“Miller’s trail of fraudulent claims led straight to a five-year jail sentence after department detectives unraveled her scheme,” Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said in a statement. “Insurance fraud is a felony with serious penalties and consequences” …. Los Angeles Times