Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeff Webb (80) during NFL football training camp in River Falls, Wis., Aug. 1, 2009. (Photo: AP/Orlin Wagner)

(Bloomberg) — Former National Football League wide receiver Jeff Webb is accused of being the ringleader of a group that staged car collisions to defraud insurance companies.

Webb, 34, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, was arrested on multiple felony counts following crashes that resulted in $70,000 in claims and a total potential loss of $139,000, the California Department of Insurance said Wednesday in a statement. As the leader, Webb allegedly received a bulk of the money paid by the victim companies, which included Progressive Corp., York Risk Services Group, Rental Insurance Services and Hertz Claim Management.


NOT FOR REPRINT

© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

 

PropertyCasualty360

Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.