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Glass Guys Auto Glass Owner Sentenced for Fraud Charges

The owner of Glass Guys Auto Glass was sentenced on Friday, May 9, to 1.5 years in prison and seven years probation. Bruce T. Riley, 41, pleaded guilty on April 9 to charges of fraud and theft. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

In addition to the prison and parole charges, Riley, who is based in Chandler, Ariz., also was ordered to pay $118,031 in restitution, according to a statement from the Arizona attorney general's office.

According to court documents, Riley was convicted of submitting hundreds of fraudulent insurance claims involving auto glass repairs and replacements between August 2001 and July 2005. The Fraud Unit investigators for the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADI) determined that he collected more than $100,000 in fraudulent funds, which he is alleged to have used personally.

The Attorney General's office says Riley also billed insurers for auto glass repairs and replacements that were never done. He also was charged with posing as an insured to call in fraudulent glass claims to insurance companies.

In addition, the ADI charged that Riley filed claims using insurance policy information he obtained from records of prior service on insureds' vehicles. Alleged losses to insurance companies were estimated at more than $117,000, the ADI reports.

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