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Guilty plea entered to insurance fraud

February 28, 2017

A Valparaiso woman accused of faking the burglary of her engagement and wedding rings pleaded guilty on Feb. 24 to Level 6 felony insurance fraud and Class A misdemeanor false informing, according to court records.

Dori Moore, 38, of the 100 block of Palomino Lane, faces a sentence of two years on probation with credit for any time served when sentenced April 21, and the felony plea is a reduction from a Level 5 felony where she could've served up to six years in prison, according to her plea agreement.

She is accused of staging a crime where she had golf cart tracks leading to her garage and told police that her purse with the rings, $250 in cash and credit and debit cards was stolen from a vehicle in her garage on June 5, according to charging information.

Police using found that she allegedly pawned the engagement ring for $2,000 in Valparaiso in March and bought it back for $2,790 June 14, shortly after she cashed a $12,580 check from State Farm for her loss, and that she also allegedly sold the wedding ring for $250 to a Valparaiso jeweler June 8.

She allegedly admitted to police on June 25 that she staged the theft, court records state.


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