Former San Diego State University players named as co-defendants
Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeffery Leon Webb, 34, was arrested Tuesday, June 28, on suspicion of staging car crashes in insurance fraud schemes in 2012 and 2013.
Webb, who lives in Indio, was identified as the “ringleader” in the schemes, which involved eight other people – including some ex-San Diego State football players – according to a California Department of Insurance news release. The total loss in the crashes was estimated at $139,000, the news release said.
Felony insurance fraud charges were filed against Webb, his brother William Wesley Webb, his girlfriend in 2013, Darlene Crystal Stewart, former San Diego State running back Atiyyah Jamal Henderson, former San Diego State defensive back Donny Vernon Baker Jr., Cornelius Tau Hearne, Ana Isela Velasquez, Jermaine Lenard Davis and Genevie Ann Federico.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, in a written statement, said similar types of insurance scams are common in California.
“California is ground zero for staged auto collisions,” Jones said. “Organized crime rings are responsible for the majority of staged collisions, which are costly to insurers and consumers.”