Sports briefs - Jan. 29, 2015 edition

Lilly accused of fraud

Former Major league Baseball pitcher and Yosemite High student Ted Lilly has been charged with three felony counts of insurance fraud. The accusations stems from a incident in March when Lilly damaged his recreational vehicle worth an estimated $210,000.

According to reports Lilly damaged the vehicle while backing up and sought an estimate from a body shop on March 19. The reports says Lilly then purchased insurance coverage on the vehicle from Progressive on March 24, and filed a claim to recoup damages on March 28. The estimated damage was $4,600.

Charges were filed Oct. 24, and include filing a false insurance claim, filing a false statement in connection with an insurance claim, and concealing material in connection with an insurance claim. If convicted Lilly faces a maximum sentience of five years in jail.