KC Officer Suspended Over Insurance Fraud Charges

4 years 9 months 17 hours ago October 24, 2012 Oct 24, 2012 Wednesday, October 24 2012 Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:23:02 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City police officer accused of crashing his 2001 BMW for the insurance money has been suspended without pay.

The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday that Shawn Oden told insurers he was trying to avoid hitting two deer when he hit a concrete barrier in March 2010. His insurer paid $12,319 to the vehicle's lien holder.

The 28-year-old Oden admitted to committing insurance fraud in August 2011 when he was applying for a job with the Aurora, Colo., police department.

The Kansas City police fraud unit later investigated. Court records say Oden told investigators he crashed his car because of financial difficulties. 

It is not known if Oden has an attorney.

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