OLYMPIA – Professional mixed martial arts fighter Bryan Caraway of Richland, Washington made Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s insurance fraud most wanted list Thursday morning. Later he was removed from the list.
Caraway had failed to show up for an arraignment on insurance fraud in Benton County Superior Court. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest on Feb. 4. He was removed from the list after contacting the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to reschedule that court appearance to March 11.
Caraway is charged with forgery, first-degree attempted theft, filing a false insurance claim and making a false statement on a vehicle application certificate of title. Case records indicate that he reported the theft of a 2015 Polaris all-terrain vehicle from his property in December 2018. He purchased an insurance policy for the ATV on Dec. 21 and filed the claim on Dec. 24.
As part of the claim, he told the insurance company that his ex-girlfriend gifted the vehicle to him in 2018. He also listed helmets, a battery charger, and a spare tire for the theft. The Office of the Insurance Commissioner said that Caraway forged the title. The vehicle was not, in fact, stolen, but was owned by and in possession of the ex-girlfriend.