Des Moines, Iowa — A Remsen woman has been charged with insurance fraud in regard to two car insurance claims.
The Iowa Insurance Division tells us 32-year-old Stephanie Lynn Rink of Remsen has been charged with one count of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information, a class D felony, following an investigation by their Fraud Bureau.
They tell us the charge against Rink stems from an investigation that began in March of 2020. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Iowa Insurance Fraud Bureau, Rink was involved in a motor vehicle collision in June of 2019. Rink was later involved in a second collision in August of 2019. After the August 2019 collision, Rink provided false information to her insurance company indicating damage from the June 2019 collision had been repaired, when it had not, in order to obtain additional insurance benefits to which she would not have otherwise been entitled.
On February 25, 2021, Rink was arrested and booked into the Plymouth County Jail and later released after posting a $5,000 bond. They tell us the trial will be set for a future date.
Photo courtesy of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.