YouTube Outs Brother and Sister's Attempt at a Fast One
A Diamond Bar man and his sister received a crash course in insurance fraud.
Updated at 1:45 PM PST on Saturday, Mar 13, 2010
Posting your life on social networking sites is not always the best idea.
Take the case of a brother and sister from Diamond Bar, Calif. who allegedly reported damage to their 2009 Nissan GT-R supercar.
When authorities noticed conflicting reports about how the car of 21-year-old Jay Chen and his 29-year-old sister, Tracy Chen suffered $76,000 in damages, they turned to the Internet for answers.
Investigators found a video on YouTube that appears to show the sports car being crashed during an illegal street race.
After the video was discovered on YouTube, prosecutors charged Jay Chen with six counts of felony insurance fraud and his sister with one count.
Both face prison time and fines if convicted all for sharing more information with the social networking world than with their insurance agents.