Two Georgia suspects have been arrested and charged for allegedly defrauding Lemonade Insurance Company.
Special Agents in the Criminal Investigations Division at the Georgia Department of Insurance assisted with the arrest of Zulieka Hosch, 37, of Lawrenceville, Ga., on October 23 and Christopher Dewayne Miller, 30, of Dacula, Ga., on October 24. Miller faces one count of insurance fraud, and Hosch is facing one count of insurance fraud as well as one count of forgery in the first degree.
On May 2, 2019, Miller allegedly submitted fraudulent purchase receipts from Nordstrom and Michael Kors in order to obtain insurance payment relating to a theft claim. He has been denied bond and is currently in Gwinnett County Jail.
On April 29, 2019, Hosch allegedly submitted multiple fraudulent purchase receipts from Walmart, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Von Maur and Sunglass Hut in order to fraudulently obtain insurance payment relating to a theft claim. The Von Maur receipt was found to be forged, and the items forged on the receipt were never purchased. She was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on October 23 and is now out on bond.
“These individuals were seeking roughly $20,000 a piece on their theft claims,” said Insurance Commissioner John F. King in a press release issued by his office. “Luckily, we were able to inform the insurance company of our findings before the claims were paid.”
The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division with this investigation.
Source: Georgia Department of Insurance
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