7 Face Insurance Fraud Charges in Louisiana ‘Staged Crash’ Scheme

January 4, 2019

Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations New Orleans Field Office Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit have arrested the last suspect in an insurance fraud scheme.

A total of seven suspects have been arrested after staging a motor vehicle crash and making false insurance claims for injuries and property loss.

The investigation began in August 2018, when detectives received information from the Louisiana Department of Insurance in reference to possible fraudulent insurance claims from a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Oct. 14, 2016 at the intersection of Law Street and Forstall Street in Orleans Parish.

Through investigation, detectives determined that a rented 2016 GMC Sierra truck and a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu were used in the staged crash. Following the crash, the seven suspects filed a crash report with the New Orleans Police Department and made insurance claims with the intentions of receiving a monetary settlement.

A confession was obtained by detectives and arrest warrants were issued. The suspects were arrested for two counts of Automotive Insurance Fraud, Criminal Damage to Property with the Intention to Defraud, Injuring Public Records and Filing False Public Records.

The following persons were arrested and booked into the Orleans Justice Center:

  1. Davis Lee White (age 31) of Chalmette, La.
  2. Stephanie Dubea White (age 50) of Chalmette, La.
  3. Rachel Lynn White (age 29) of Chalmette, La.
  4. Craig Michael Spadoni Sr. (age 47) of Meraux, La.
  5. Marvin Dale Walker (age 27) of Violet, La.
  6. Dorothyjane Rose Hohensee (age 25) of New Orleans, La.
  7. Lydia Dorothy Hohensee (age 42) of Meraux, La.

The Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit is responsible for investigating referrals of suspected fraudulent insurance acts and for the investigation of individuals and illicit organizations involved in the theft of motor vehicles.

Source: LSP

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