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Man faces up to 10 years in prison for water damage insurance fraud

March 25, 2021

A Houston man could face a federal prison sentence of up to 10 years after pleading guilty to insurance fraud.

Earlier this week, Robert Lance Kuperman pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of money by fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. As part of the plea, he was also ordered to repay his insurer $136,000.

According to insurance documents, Kuperman, 71, had purchased a home on Lake Livingston in Polk County, Texas in 2013. Sometime in July 2015, he submitted an insurance claim for water damage to the property. He said that the damage was caused by a defective water heater. Kuperman submitted fraudulent documentation for out-of-pocket costs for the replacement of personal property which was supposedly damaged by the leak.

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