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48.30.220  <<  48.30.230 >>   48.30.240

RCW 48.30.230

False claims or proof — Penalty.

(1) It is unlawful for any person, knowing it to be such, to:

     (a) Present, or cause to be presented, a false or fraudulent claim, or any proof in support of such a claim, for the payment of a loss under a contract of insurance; or

     (b) Prepare, make, or subscribe any false or fraudulent account, certificate, affidavit, or proof of loss, or other document or writing, with intent that it be presented or used in support of such a claim.

     (2)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, a violation of this section is a gross misdemeanor.

     (b) If the claim is in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars, the violation is a class C felony punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.

[2003 c 53 § 270; 1990 1st ex.s. c 3 § 11; 1947 c 79 § .30.23; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 45.30.23.]

Notes:

     Intent -- Effective date -- 2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.