La. Man Booked for Trying to Defraud Insurance Company

August 25, 2006

A 29-year-old Louisiana man has been arrested for filing a bogus auto insurance claim in an attempt to defraud his insurance company, state police said Aug. 23.

Glynn Johnson Jr., formerly of New Orleans, was arrested in Lawrenceville, Ga., and recently extradited back to Louisiana by members of the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit, Sgt. Stacey Pearson said.

Troopers said Johnson allegedly told his insurer that his Pontiac Grand Prix was burglarized while parked in New Orleans and he filed a claim for over $4,000 worth of audio and stereo equipment. Through their investigation, however, Pearson said investigators discovered that the receipt Johnson provided as proof of his loss was fabricated and that the majority of the equipment listed on the receipt was unavailable when the receipt was created.

If convicted, Johnson faces up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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