Thursday, July 30, 2009


Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten announced that Rodolfo Donjuan (DOB 1/17/1984) of Camarillo pleaded guilty to one count of felony auto insurance fraud. This case was investigated by the California Department of Insurance Fraud Division.

Donjuan contacted the Ventura County Sheriff's Department on July 18, 2008, and reported his 2000 Chevrolet Silverado had been stolen from a friend's house in Camarillo . The Silverado was subsequently located abandoned and wrecked a short distance away. Donjuan also filed a claim with his insurance carrier, Infinity Insurance.

During the next two months, Donjuan reportedly gave Infinity Insurance conflicting statements about the theft of his vehicle. His insurance claim was transferred to Infinity's Special Investigations Unit. On Sept. 24, 2008, Donjuan was deposed under oath by an Infinity Insurance attorney.

During the deposition, Donjuan was confronted with his inconsistent statements and reportedly admitted that he had lied. Donjuan stated he had been drinking beer and was driving when he crashed his vehicle. Donjuan said he ran away from the scene because he was afraid.

Donjuan is currently in custody at the Ventura County jail. His bail is set at $20,000. Donjuan will be sentenced on Aug. 25, and faces a maximum penalty of five years in state prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

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