Fraudulent Auto Crash Claims Result in Arrest in La.

March 5, 2007

The Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit announced it arrested Becky Roberts, of West Monroe, in Ouachita Parish on Feb. 23, 2007, for insurance fraud (2 counts) and forgery.

State Police said an investigation revealed Roberts fabricated witnesses to support an August 2004 auto crash she filed with State Farm which resulted in her vehicle not being at fault. She also submitted fraudulent documents in support of an October 2005 claim in which her vehicle was classified as a total loss and she was paid $531.40.

Roberts was arrested at her business, Quality Care Litigation Support Services, located in Monroe, and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center. Her bond was set at $5000.00 for forgery and $5000.00 on each count of insurance fraud.

Insurance fraud is a felony in Louisiana and, if convicted, Roberts could be subjected to a term of imprisonment, with or without hard labor, not to exceed five years, or a fine not to exceed $5000.00, or both, on each count. If she is convicted of forgery, she could also be fined not more than $5000.00, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or both.

Source: Louisiana State Police

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