Virginia Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud for Lost Ring Claim

April 29, 2009

A second insurance claim by a Virginia woman for lost jewelry not only resulted in a denied claim, but also a fraud conviction and a sentence with a different twist.

Only months after receiving an insurance payment for lost jewelry, Nicole Wallace of Newport News submitted an almost identical claim for lost jewelry to the same insurance company, USAA. Wallace claimed she lost a $900 ring she purchased at K-Mart.

But when investigators from the state’s Insurance Fraud Program checked the K-Mart store’s records, they contradicted her statements.

It was enough to convict Wallace of fraud and earn here a 12-month suspended sentence and a $500 fine.

Source: Virginia State Police

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