Georgia Makes 49 Insurance Fraud Arrests in First Half of 2019

Agents from the Georgia Department of Insurance Fraud Investigations Division made 49 arrests in the first half of 2019 and are set to pass the total number of arrests from last year (60) in just the third calendar quarter, according to a statement from GADOI.

A few of the major arrests include:

Additionally, in the first half of 2019, the GADOI Special Investigations Division under the Fraud Investigations Division has recovered 14 stolen vehicles valued at $436,000. Special Agents also assisted in the seizure of approximately $2.5 million in property and assets.

Special agents also assisted with the arrest of an active shooter in Stephens County.

“Insurance Fraud is a very serious and widely-practiced crime. The schemes are elaborate and well-planned,” said Insurance Commissioner John F. King. “I am very proud of the success our agents have had this year in bringing these criminals to justice. I look forward to building on our success in the second half of the year.”

The Fraud Investigations Division investigates illegal insurance activities that are perpetrated by companies, agents or individuals. Agents of the Fraud Investigations Division cover a wide variety of crimes and fraudulent schemes. The Fraud Investigations Division also investigates regulatory and administrative allegations of violations of the insurance code, and thereby assists the department’s Legal Division in protecting Georgia consumers.

Insurance fraud is a felony punishable by imprisonment for two to 10 years, or by a fine of up to $10,000, or both. To report suspected fraud, contact the Georgia Department of Insurance Fraud Investigations Division at 404-232-1212. Callers can choose to remain anonymous. Suspected insurance fraud can also be reported online at www.oci.ga.gov/Fraud/Report.aspx.

Source: Georgia Department of Insurance