A Pinellas County woman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly reaching out to car crash victims before a person is allowed to by law.
Under Florida law, an attorney or medical practice can not solicit services directly to a victim after a crash for 60 days.
According to a Pinellas County arrest affidavit, Dana Nay was arrested by deputies on Friday, March 18,2016.
The report alleges that Nay called the St. Petersburg Department and claimed to be with a non-profit, Florida Accident Helpers.
According to its website, they claim to be a victim advocate service that is free to crash victims.
After an investigation, investigators say Nay was referring crash victims that she got from police reports to a medical contractor who referred them to a medical group and attorneys.
Nay was allegedly paid for each referral.
Under Florida law, it is illegal to solicit to a person involved in a motor vehicle accident within 60 days of the crash.
The Division of Insurance Fraud said they opened in an investigation at the beginning of 2015.
The state told us that most of the people who worked for the records division where Nay requested reports were suspicious but they felt obligated to fulfill her request since she appeared to be a nonprofit acting as a victim services program.
A call to Nay was not returned.
The nonprofit did not return an email. They were unreachable by phone as it did not ring.