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ICBC nets two guilty pleas on “false information” charges


December 22, 2004   by Canadian Underwriter


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The Insurance Corp. of B.C. says two residents of the provinces have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from providing false information to the public auto insurer in two separate incidents.
In the first case, Ahmad Reza Ahmadj of New Westminster, B.C. pled guilty to giving false information following a hit-and run accident in September, 2003. The charges were laid under the Motor Vehicle Act when ICBC alleged Ahmadj had fled the scene after his 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer was involved in a collision at a Vancouver intersection, and then reported his own vehicle as stolen. Ahmadj was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 and restitution of $816.83 to ICBC.
In the second case, Kelly Grant Clancy of Maple Ridge, B.C. pled guilty to providing false information following a June, 2004 hit-and-rum accident involving his company vehicle in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Clancy not only fled the scene but later reported his vehicle stolen, although he later admitted he had been driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. He was ordered to pay a fine of $350 for leaving the scene of the accident, $1,200 for providing false information to ICBC, and placed on a $500 recognizance for two months, with a condition that he only drive to and from work.