La. State Police Arrest 3 for Allegedly Staging Accident

June 20, 2005

The Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit announced the arrest of three Ville Platte residents on felony insurance fraud related warrants. The arrests were the culmination of an investigation into a staged accident, which occurred in Lafayette Parish.

The investigation began with a complaint from an insurance company.

The Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit believes Kenneth Wayne Guillory, Danielle Frilot Clark and Angelina Jack planned and intentionally caused an automobile crash for the sole purpose of obtaining money from the insurance companies for bogus injuries and property damage. Guillory is believed to have caused a three-vehicle collision by slamming on his brakes in front of a commercial van driven by an elderly man. The lives of several unsuspecting people were endangered, including an innocent driver’s one-year old daughter.

The elderly van driver had a pre-existing back condition, which was aggravated by the collision and he was not able to return to work. The total monetary loss incurred by the insurance companies involved is estimated at over $115,000, to date.

Guillory and Clark are being charged with Automobile Policy Insurance Fraud, three counts of Child Desertion, 1st Degree Injuring Public Records and Theft by Fraud. Jack is being charged with Insurance Fraud and Theft by Fraud. They were booked as fugitives in Evangeline Parish then transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

The Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit is continuing to investigate other insurance fraud activity in Evangeline Parish and throughout the state.

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