Orlando Robles-Santana, of 6169 Faulkner Circle, was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after an investigation by the Florida Department of Financial Services.
The arrest was announced by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater on Thursday through a news release, which said Robles-Santana reported his 2004 Jaguar sedan stolen after a carjacking by two men. He then filed a theft report and insurance claim for reimbursement of full value of the vehicle.
Officers found the vehicle a year later during a routine inspection of a local salvage yard. The business owner explained he knew Robles-Santana and had been asked to watch the vehicle while he was out of the country, according to the release.
“We will not stand by and let individuals like this steal the hard-earned money of honest Floridians,” Atwater said in the release.
Robles-Santana was booked in Duval County Jail on Wednesday and posted bond Thursday. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.
He could not be reached for comment Thursday or Friday.
Robles-Santana filed to run against council member Kimberly Daniels in the 2015 elections. He has raised no money as of today.
A City Council candidate filed to run for At-Large Group 1 was arrested Wednesday on charges of filing a false insurance claim.