42 years ago, I , along with my husband (now ex) committed insurance fraud. I was 22 years old and found out that I was pregnant. We had no health insurance and no money for the costs of having a baby. I panicked and came up with the idea of getting rid of our car in a deep lake in order to get money. The car was worth $1700. We did this and reported the car as stolen. The insurance company sent a check for $1700.
I became a Christian a year after this episode. It has bothered me off and on over the years and I confided in some people about restitution, but they said because my sins were forgiven I did not need to pay back the money. Lately, I have really been seeking the Lord, and this matter has again come up in my mind and heart. How does one make restitution when something has happened so many years ago, and will I have to go to jail. I don’t have the money and am on a fixed income. I want to do the right thing. Can you advise me what course to take?