Lawton Resident Charged with False Insurance Claim
OKLAHOMA CITY- Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit has filed charges against a Lawton woman for falsely claiming insurance benefits.
According to the charges filed in Oklahoma County District Court, Jeanette Harris Jackson, 55, filled a false claim for insurance benefits with Farmers’ Insurance Company.
In May 2011, Jackson’s insurance policy was cancelled due to non-payment. On Aug. 8, Jackson’s son had an automobile accident driving her vehicle. Jackson filed an insurance claim, but was denied, since the policy had been cancelled. The same day, Jackson renewed her policy by credit card and then called Farmers’ to report another accident that allegedly occurred on Aug. 9. Farmers’ Insurance paid $6, 826 to a car repair service for repairs to Jackson’s vehicle.
During the investigation, Jackson admitted that her claim for the automobile accident on Aug. 9 was false. She said once she was aware her insurance was cancelled for nonpayment, she renewed it over the phone with a credit card and made another 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 insurance fraud in Oklahoma.
For a copy of the charges, go online to www.oag.ok.gov.
Jackson, Jeanette info & aff.pdf