Former Cop Sentenced to Prison for Insurance Scam

A former Marksville, La. police officer was sentenced to 15 months in prison for helping a woman he was dating file a fraudulent insurance claim.

Herbert Guillot Jr., 37, was convicted on federal charges of conspiracy, money laundering and concealing assets while ordered to pay $10,640 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Dee Drell.

Louisiana State Police troopers and FBI agents arrested Guillot in June 2005.

Investigators said Guillot sent a false claim of jewelry being stolen during a burglary, on behalf of his woman-friend, to State Farm Insurance Co, which paid $10,640.

The money was then placed in a bank account Guillot opened so it could not be seized from his freind when they filed for bankruptcy. The woman testified against Guillot during his trial.

Guillot was ordered to report to prison on May 22.