A Salina woman was convicted Thursday of insurance fraud and forgery, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Friday.
A Saline County jury found Jodi R. Pappada, 44, guilty of one felony count of fraudulent insurance act and two felony counts of forgery. The case stemmed from an investigation by the Department of Insurance, which discovered that between March and June 2017, Pappada, who is an insurance agent, submitted a false property loss claim to her insurance carrier. In support of this claim, she submitted two forged jewelry appraisals.
District Judge Jared Johnson, who presided over the trial, has scheduled sentencing for December 21 at 1:30 p.m.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Paul Brothers of Schmidt’s office.