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Identity Theft: Two face insurance fraud charges in Georgia

Identity Theft: People do what they think they need to do to make ends meet. However, if a person commits a crime, even a non-violent crime, he or she may end up in serious legal trouble. This can even result in significant time behind bars. This is what one woman and her brother are facing after being arrested for insurance fraud in Georgia.

The woman was working as an insurance claims adjuster and is being accused of abusing her position at the insurance company for which she was working. The Georgia Insurance Commissioner announced that the woman was arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from her former employer. The woman's brother was also arrested for his role as a suspected accomplice.

Both of the suspects are charged with seven counts of theft, seven counts of insurance fraud and three criminal counts of identity theft. Apparently, the woman was producing fraudulent accident claims using her brother's name and then issuing him settlement payments, according to the latest reports. Investigators claim that the woman's brother received almost $80,000 between 2011 and 2012.

On the other hand, just because a person has been arrested does not mean he or she is guilty. The law in Georgia considers everyone innocent until proved guilty of a crime. In this case, the woman and her brother have the right to defend themselves in a court of law against the insurance fraud charges. However, in order to be successful, they will have to familiarize themselves with the rules of the court and relevant laws.

Source: claimsjournal.com, "Former Allstate Adjuster Arrested for Insurance Fraud in Georgia", April 28, 2015

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