Ankeny mother, son charged with insurance fraud

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A mother and son from Ankeny face a number of felony charges after a fraud investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division.

Division spokesman Chance McIlhenney says the pair were arrested last Saturday.

"They were charged with presenting false information to an insurance carrier. The mother and son had multiple felonies they were charged with."

Kevin Mendoza, 23, and Azucena Mendoza-Palacios, 40, are both charged with fraud and theft.

The Insurance Division says they conspired to file a claim to her insurance carrier for benefits to which they were not entitled. They have bonded out of the Polk County Jail.

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