5 Sentenced in Ohio for Insurance Fraud

December 12, 2017

The Ohio Department of Insurance reported that five people were recently sentenced for insurance-related crimes following investigations by the department.

Clermont County/Shandell Thomas and Aaron Thomas

In October, Shandell Thomas, of Cincinnati, was sentenced in court to five years of community control and ordered to pay $12,215 in restitution to five insurance companies. In November, her husband Aaron Thomas received a community control sentence of five years, also for insurance fraud. The couple submitted false medical invoices to insurance companies related to an auto insurance claim.

Licking County/Vernisha Shepherd-Harris

In November, Vernisha Shepherd-Harris, of Pataskala, was sentenced in court to two years of community control for insurance fraud. She submitted $3,488 in false medical bills to an insurance company as part of an auto insurance claim.

Scioto County/Lisa Chamberlin

In November, insurance agent Lisa Chamberlin, of Lucasville, was sentenced in court to five years of community control for insurance fraud and ordered to pay more than $5,000 in restitution to an insurance company. She provided fabricated insurance applications to the company to receive commission money.

Lucas County/Trivia Wilson

In November, Trivia Wilson, of Toledo, was sentenced in court to three years of community control for attempted insurance fraud and ordered to pay restitution. Wilson submitted $11,845 in fictitious receipts to an insurance company tied to a property loss insurance claim.

Source: Ohio Department of Insurance

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