State police arrest 34 in insurance fraud investigation
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft led to the arrest of 34 people across the state.
Troopers say in news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged crashes, fraudulent injury claims, worker's compensation fraud, forged medical records and inflated property claims.
In one of the incidents, police say an investigation led to the arrest of a LaPlace man, who was involved in a staged crash with a Cadillac Escalade and a rented U-Haul truck.
Troopers say the suspect paid another man to rent the truck.
They say he then reported an injury claim with Repwest Insurance Co. for himself and his young son, who was not in the car at the time.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Tales of paranormal activity surrounding the Old State Capitol
The Louisiana Red Cross gives out free smoke alarms in two neighborhoods
LSU to wear uniforms saluting fallen WWI heroes Saturday
Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion ahead of Friday drawing
Power restored in downtown Baton Rouge after electrical fire causes hours-long outage