Navid Monjazeb was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with 12 counts of insurance fraud. Authorities say he collected over $55,000 from insurance carriers over five years.
Armand Glick with the Utah Insurance Department’s fraud division says those charges came in cases where investigators could show the car was damaged before the crash.
Monjazeb was also charged with pattern of unlawful activity, two counts of forgery and seven counts of reckless endangerment.
Glick says his department opened a six-month investigation after an insurance company recognized similar claims with the same vehicle.