Ex-MLB pitcher Ted Lilly charged with felony insurance fraud

Friday January 23rd, 2015

Former MLB pitcher Ted Lilly could face up to five years in prison after being charged with insurance fraud in California, reports KSBY.

Lilly, 39, pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of insurance fraud this week, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office.

From the report:

According to the California Department of Insurance, Lilly damaged his RV worth around $200,000 but did not file a claim until after he purchased insurance on the vehicle. The amount of the claim is not known at this time.

Assistant District Attorney Lee Cunningham alleges the crimes happened in March of last year.

"I can tell you that he's charged with three different felony counts. The first is filing a false insurance claim. The second one is a false statement in support of a claim and the third one has to do with failing to disclose a material fact in connection with an insurance claim," Cunningham said.

Lilly spent 15 seasons in the majors with several teams, including the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs. He last pitched with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013.

He compiled a 130-113 record with a 4.14 ERA and made the All-Star team twice.

Lilly is due in court on Feb. 5.

- Scooby Axson

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