Woman Charged in Fake Auto Insurance Policy Scheme

October 7, 2013

A 40-year-old woman has been arrested in the sale of more than 300 bogus auto insurance policies to Detroit-area drivers.

The Wayne County sheriff’s office says Timmica Morton was arraigned this week on charges that she used a computer to commit a crime, possession and sale of stolen or counterfeit insurance certificates, and fraud involving insurance.

Authorities say she used Wayne State University computers to get access to car insurance policy applications and create false banking information. Morton works in Wayne State’s environmental health department.

Motorists in Detroit and six other communities paid cash for the policies.

The Associated Press couldn’t determine Thursday if Morton has a lawyer.

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson last month announced a crackdown on drivers trying to register vehicles with phony insurance certificates.

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