34 Arrested in Louisiana Insurance Fraud Investigation

May 8, 2015

Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft has led to the arrest of 34 people across the state.

Troopers say in a news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged crashes, fraudulent injury claims, worker’s compensation fraud, forged medical records and inflated property claims.

The LSP worked closely with the Louisiana Department of Insurance, local judicial offices, and the Louisiana Attorney General’s office in the course of the investigations.

In one of the incidents, police say an investigation led to the arrest of a LaPlace man, who was involved in a staged crash with a Cadillac Escalade and a rented U-Haul truck.

Troopers say the suspect paid another man to rent the truck.

They say he then reported an injury claim with Repwest Insurance Co. for himself and his young son, who was not in the car at the time.

In another case, four suspects were arrested in connection with a staged crash in Orleans Parish. The four are charged with defrauding GEICO and State Farm Insurance Cos.

Topics Auto Fraud Louisiana

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