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Sheriff's deputy turns himself in for alleged auto insurance fraud

July 9, 2010 |  2:25 pm

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy turned himself in to authorities for insurance fraud Thursday after officials issued an arrest warrant for him.

Eugene Peter Boese of Rancho Cucamonga allegedly claimed his 2005 Cadillac CTS was stolen from his driveway in March 2009. He filed an auto theft report with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, officials said. His vehicle was recovered in Mexico two days later.

When an adjuster from the Automobile Club of Southern California, better known as AAA, examined the car, there were no signs of lock or ignition tampering, authorities said. The insurance company denied the claim, which was later investigated by the Auto Insurance Fraud Investigation Unit of the San Bernardino County district attorney's office.

Boese, 31, was arrested and booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

-- My-Thuan Tran