|May 30, 2023|
Couple stages car crashes to collect insurance
YUCAIPA – (INT) – A Yucaipa couple is accused of staging a series of vehicle crashes in order to collect insurance payments.
Investigators zeroed in on Christopher and Kimberly Phelps, both 40, after discovering a You Tube channel with dashcam videos showing 162 traffic collisions and ‘road rage’ incidents and other content involving the couple. Several of the videos appeared to be intentional acts.
Last month in Yucaipa, Phelps appeared to stop for no apparent reason causing a truck to rear-end his vehicle.
The couple was arrested in San Bernardino March 22nd on charges including felony assault, 11 felony counts of insurance fraud, and five counts of child endangerment.
Story Date: March 27, 2023