Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office issued a warrant last week for three Treutlen County residents on charges related to insurance fraud.
Theresa Dyer, 59, was charged with one count of insurance fraud. John David Dyer, 33, and Ronald William Dyer, 71, were each charged as parties to the crime of insurance fraud.
An investigation led by Commissioner Hudgens’ Fraud division, with assistance from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), revealed that Theresa Dyer allegedly submitted false representations of facts through a phony contract to her insurance company in order to obtain money from the filed claim. The fake contract stated that the roof of her Soperton, Georgia, home was replaced and the cost of replacement paid in full.
However, the roof replacement never occurred. Ronald Dyer signed the false roofing contract while John Dyer prepared the fraudulent document, according to investigators.
“Fraudulent schemes like this one cause homeowners’ premiums in Georgia to go up,” Hudgens said. “I’m glad bad actors like the Dyers have been stopped.” Insurance fraud is a felony that carries a penalty of two to ten years in prison, a fine up to $10,000, or, potentially, both.
Separately, Hudgens announced that a warrant was issued for an Atlanta resident on allegations of insurance fraud. Hudgens said agents from the Fraud division charged Darryl Harrington, 50, with one count of insurance fraud.
The charge stems from an investigation that found Harrington, who is the owner of Bam Bam Trucking LLC, supplied a contractor a fraudulent certificate of insurance. The contractor, for whom Harrington wanted to supply subcontracting work, contacted the insurance company listed on the certificate and found that the name and address had been altered to show Bam Bam Trucking as the insured.
“Cases like these prove that if you commit fraud there are consequences,” Hudgens commented.
Source: Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
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