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Houma woman arrested in insurance fraud scheme

5 months 1 week 6 days ago October 12, 2016 Oct 12, 2016 Wednesday, October 12 2016 October 12, 2016 9:23 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

HOUMA - Louisiana State Police have arrested a woman accused of fraudulent insurance claims dating back to 2014.

38-year-old Shanta Simmons was arrested Wednesday morning.

In March, investigators in the insurance fraud/auto theft unit in Houma were contacted by fraud investigators with Progressive Insurance Company concerning fraudulent claims made in June 2014.

Progressive Insurance provided state troopers with information suggestion Simmons was submitting fraudulent medical bills from Terrebonne General Medica Center from a vehicle crash that happened in May 2014.

Deputies say they were able to show that Simmons acted with intent to defraud Progressive Insurance of $4,115 with the medical bills.

Simmons was brought to Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Center this morning, booked with two counts of automobile insurance fraud.

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