Miss. Motorist Sentenced for Fraudulently Filing Duplicate Claims

October 25, 2012

Authorities in Mississippi announced this week that a local motorist will spend 12 months in jail for committing insurance fraud.

Motorist Johnnetta White was sentenced to three years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with two suspended, one to serve.

White was also ordered to make restitution to Allstate Insurance in the amount of $2,720, and to reimburse the State of Mississippi’s General Fund in the amount of $3,250 for the cost of the investigation, in addition to paying court costs in the amount of $498.50. White must also serve five years on post-release supervision upon her release from custody.

White admitted in court that she fraudulently filed a second insurance claim, on damages she had already filed for, following what was believed to have been an accidental collision. White admitted to reporting, on the second claim, a fake cause as to how the damages occurred.

This case was prosecuted by the insurance integrity enforcement unit at the Mississippi attorney general’s office.

 

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