Dodgers News: Ex-Los Angeles pitcher Ted Lilly accused of insurance fraud

Former Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly has been formally charged with three felonies for allegedly filing a false insurance claim.

Per Austin Knoblauch of the LA Times, "according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, the charges stem from a claim Lilly filed in regard to damage sustained by a recreational vehicle he owned. The California Department of Insurance alleges Lilly's RV was damaged before he purchased insurance on the vehicle and made a claim."

Authorities report that Lilly sought out an estimate for the damage at a body shop on March 19th. The $4,600 estimate was filed into an insurance database. The former Dodgers pitcher then reportedly bought an insurance policy with Progressive after the fact and filed a claim five days later on March 28th.

As reported by the LA Times, "Lilly has been charged by the San Luis Obispo County district attorney's office with filing a false insurance claim, filing a false statement in connection to the claim and concealing a material fact in connection with the claim."

If convicted, the 39-year-old faces a maximum of up to five years in prison. His arraignment is currently scheduled for February 5th.

Lilly retired back in 2013, and was originally drafted by the Dodgers back in 1996.

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