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Man accused of insurance fraud faces April trial

January 9, 2018

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — An April trial has been scheduled for a northwest Iowa man charged with forgery and insurance fraud.

Court records say 39-year-old Scott Leininger, of Le Mars, entered a written plea of not guilty Friday in Plymouth County District Court in Le Mars. His trial starting date is April 17.

Authorities say Leininger submitted false paperwork to back his claim to Homesite Insurance for damage he said his disability equipment sustained during a lightning storm. Court documents say the company discovered that the paperwork was bogus and didn’t pay the claim.

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