Sep 18, 2023

Norton woman sentenced for insurance fraud

Posted Sep 18, 2023 8:41 AM

Kansas Insurance Department

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt, today, announced a Kansas woman has been sentenced to 18 months of probation for insurance fraud.

Carolyn Engelhardt, age 30, pleaded guilty in the District Court of Norton County on July 25, 2023, to one felony count of a fraudulent insurance act after she knowingly submitted a fraudulent auto claim to her insurance company for a loss that occurred prior to her purchasing the auto coverage.

She was sentenced on Monday to 18 months probation with 10 months underlying prison time if her probation is violated. Engelhardt also was assessed a $500 fine and associated court costs.