A BC man who bragged on Facebook about a big payout from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) after committing fraud has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.
Corbin Joseph has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay more than $18,000 in restitution in connection with his claim.
Mark Jan Vrem, spokesman for ICBC, says Joseph’s troubles began when he rolled his truck on a rural road when he was prohibited from driving. But in order to collect insurance on his vehicle, which was a total loss, he convinced a friend to tell ICBC that she was the driver.
Jan Vrem says the story fell apart when the corporation’s investigators discovered Joseph confessed online to rolling his truck after drinking at a New Year’s Eve party and getting a chunk of insurance money.
His friends admitted Joseph drove to and from the party and had put the truck in a ditch twice that night.