Kootenai County woman sentenced for insurance fraud in car accident she wasn't in

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Kootenai County woman who falsely claimed she was injured in a car accident was sentenced on Monday for insurance fraud. 

An investigation by the Idaho Department of Insurance found 45-year-old Ximena McKenna reported to Nationwide Insurance that she was a passenger in a car accident that took place in November 2015. 

McKenna was treated for injuries in her neck that she claimed to have gotten when the car was rear ended. Further investigation revealed she was not actually in the car at the time of the accident. 

McKenna was found guilty on two counts and sentenced to two years supervised probation and 100 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, $1,180 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance, $1,365 in restitution to insurance provider Country Financial, as well as court costs. 

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