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Ex-Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly accused of insurance fraud

Ex-Dodgers starter Ted Lilly has been charged with three felonies for allegedly filing a false insurance claim

Former Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly, who retired in 2013, has been charged with three felonies for allegedly filing a false insurance claim.

According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, the charges stem from a claim Lilly filed in regard to damage sustained by a recreational vehicle he owned. The California Department of Insurance alleges Lilly's RV was damaged before he purchased insurance on the vehicle and made a claim.

Authorities said Lilly sought an estimate for the damage from a body shop on March 19. The estimate, which was for $4,600, was then filed into an insurance database.

Lilly then bought an insurance policy from Progressive five days later and claimed the damage on March 28, authorities said.

Lilly has been charged by the San Luis Obispo County district attorney's office with filing a false insurance claim, filing a false statement in connection to the claim and concealing a material fact in connection with the claim.

Lilly, 39, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison if convicted, the newspaper reported. His arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 5.

Lilly, a two-time All-Star, played for the Montreal Expos, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Dodgers during his 15-year major league career. Lilly was drafted by the Dodgers in 1996.

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