Attorney General Charges Tulsa Man with Insurance Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit has filed one charge against a Tulsa man for allegedly filing a false insurance claim.
According to the charges filed in Tulsa County District Court, Nehemiah Joseph Coxum, 38, called his insurance company in August 2010 to report that his car had been stolen from a friend’s house. He allegedly said that the car was undamaged when it was stolen. The car was actually in a garage and inoperable from a December 2009 accident.
When interviewed by the insurance company’s investigator, Coxum was asked for proof the car had been repaired after being totaled in 2009. Coxum withdrew his claim instead of producing any receipts for repairs.
During an interview with investigators from the AG’s Office, Coxum submitted a written statement admitting to filing a false report and knowingly providing untrue statements to the insurance company in order to file a claim.
The Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud. The Unit also helps raise public awareness of fraud in Oklahoma.
For a copy of the charges, go online to www.oag.ok.gov.