A former West Des Moines insurance agent has been charged with a felony for allegedly filing a false insurance claim for coverage of fire damage.
According to the Iowa Insurance Division, 48-year-old Tanya Schettler listed the wrong date of the fire on an insurane claim, knowing the fire occurred during a period when no insurance coverage was in effect. A state investigation of Schettler began in August of 2020. Last Wednesday, she was charged with one count of insurance fraud.
If convicted, Schettler could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $7500.