SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly, who briefly pitched for the New York Yankees, has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported Friday that the charges stem from allegedly false insurance claims related to Lilly’s damaged recreational vehicle.
An investigation by the state Department of Insurance finds the RV sustained damage in a collision and Lilly sought an estimate from a body shop on March 19, 2014. The estimate was $4,600.
The agency says Lilly then bought insurance from Progressive on March 24 and claimed the damage on March 28.
Lilly’s lawyer, James Murphy, didn’t return a call for comment.
The 39-year-old left-hander was a two-time All-Star who pitched for Montreal, Oakland, Toronto, the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and the Dodgers.
He retired in 2013.
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