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Mason City man arrested on two counts of insurance fraud


This news story was published on September 2, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man is facing two felony fraud charges, police said Thursday.

On September 1, Mason City police officers arrested 47-year-old Johnathan Francis Kofron of Mason City for two counts of insurance fraud, a class D felony.
Kofron is accused of providing fraudulent information to an insurance company to obtain homeowners insurance on a residence that he was renting. The other charge of insurance fraud alleges that in March of 2016 he filed a fraudulent claim for a lost ring with his insurance company and received over $4,200.00 from his insurer.

Kofron is currently being held for bond in the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

Kofron, Johnathan Francis

Kofron, Johnathan Francis

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16 Responses to Mason City man arrested on two counts of insurance fraud

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 3, 2016 at 11:36 am

    He never owned anything…just a big crook!!!

  2. Tim Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I could care less if the guy is a homo..And yes the man did own the Bark Break Hotel because him and the other owner which was a man but died took very great care of my wife and my dogs.. There’s even newspaper stories where both men started the business. So you need to get the stories right..

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Well Tim he was NEVER the owner either time. I have seen the documents personally that he never owned it either time. You really defending him for things you have no clue what is the truth. Learn your facts.

      • Anonymous friend Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2017 at 9:33 am

        You should get your facts straight! He NEVER stole the identity of any family members. He was, in fact co-owner of BarkBreak Hotel with Dan Quinn. The newspaper article at the time of the opening was backed by ALL parties involved, not just him claiming it. It was only ever disputed when his wife went in & cleaned out the accounts after he took his life in front of her! The renters insurance issue was a common mistake a lot of people
        make……they were under land contract. He was a great man with a heart of gold. Worked his butt off to make that business what it was! No matter what you see, you judgmental, homophobic jerk, he’s resting in peace now…….with his friend, Dan. 2 men took their lives, having one person in common that made them feel they had no other way to cope with the greedy person she became.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      How did he take care of your wife?????

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Took great care of your wife AND your dogs!? What sort of relation did you have??

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      What kind of relationship did you guys have? Took great care of your wife. What he do plesse her sexually. He is ugly so maybe your wife iis too. The dogs were obviously were being watched by him but maybe not very good since they were never opened. It’s not normal to know that much information about a person and whether they own it or not.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Plus he’s a HOMO. or maybe he just stole the identity of one.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Google Johnathan willaman. This isn’t his first run in with the law. He has spent alot of time in prison. He claimed to own Bark Break Hotel and didn’t. No bank would ever give this man money. The master dog trainer also learned his training skills in prison. Moj

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2016 at 11:19 am

      I only found a bad check from 20 years ago. Is that what you were referring to?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 2, 2016 at 11:46 am

        There are multiple bad checks throughout the years, but that’s only a small percentage of human criminal history. He stole the identities of all of his family members, ran up tens of thousands of dollars in debt under their names. Grand theft auto. The list goes on and on. He’s ripped off more people & businesses in Mason City than you can imagine.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2016 at 8:23 am

    They don’t need a reason to pay their CEOs $18,000,000.00… a year – crooks -donated money to the Hilary Clinton Foundation of thieves.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2016 at 8:46 am

      They stick together to support their greed and larcency. Damn Dumbocrats. They are all crooked.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

        LVS is on a weekend pass from Good Shepherd Old Folks home. He types slow but his thoughts are unmistakably stupid.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Thanks for making everyone else’s insurance premiums go up.