TACOMA, WA - A case of alleged cat fraud in Washington has ended in criminal charges for a man who said his pet cat was killed in a car accident.
According to ABC News, Yevgeniy Samsonov, 29, filed a $20,000 insurance claim saying his cat "Tom" was killed in a 2009 traffic accident. Samsonov didn’t file his suit asking for cat compensation until 2012.
Turns out, the cat didn't even exist, and Samsonov used pet photos he pulled off the internet. The picture was also on a Wikipedia page for cats.
Authorities said Samsonov now faces attempted theft and insurance fraud charges.
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