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A Burien, Wash. business owner pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree theft on July 1 after defrauding insurance companies of more than $1.5 million over a four-year period.

Michael Alan Perkins owned Autoglass Express Inc. and Premier Auto Glass, LLC, both of which were run out of the 44-year-old’s home just outside of Seattle, Wash. From September of 2005 through December of 2009, Perkins was billing insurers for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) glass, when in fact lower-cost aftermarket glass was being installed.

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