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Three people in Lancaster County are among 42 charged in a statewide insurance fraud sweep. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office announced the charges Thursday.

Zachery Helm, 24, of the 100 block of South Fourth Street, Columbia, Lancaster County and Ivan Fontanez of the 600 block of East Marion Street, Lancaster, Lancaster County, were charged with insurance fraud and conspiracy to commit it.

Investigators say Fontanez was driving a Ford Explorer owned and insured by Helm when he was involved in an accident in March 2016. Fontanez had a suspended licence at the time. Investigators said Helm admitted to lying about who would be driving the truck when he insured it in 2015.

Breanne Rudolph, 28, was charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception. Investigators allege she tried to get money from her insurer by lying regarding a vehicle damage claim, knowing her insurance wasn't in effect when the loss occured. Her last known address was in the 500 block of Walnut Street in Columbia and she is being sought "as a fugitive," the office said.

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