Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford announced two convictions in separate instances of auto insurance fraud in his state.
Orlandis Moore pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court to committing a fraudulent insurance act, a Class D felony. As the passenger in a vehicle involved in a car accident, Moore presented a lost wage claim to Progressive Insurance for $12,500, stating he had been out of work for eight weeks due to the accident.
Moore fraudulently claimed he made $150,000 a year in salary while his tax return showed $15,000 in income for the year.
Moore was placed on three years probation, ordered to perform 40 hours of community service, and ordered to pay probation fees of $35 per month was well as all court costs. Moore was given credit for the two days he spent in jail.
In an unrelated case, Kevin Jordan entered a negotiated plea of guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court to one count of committing a fraudulent insurance act, also a Class D felony. Jordan was accused of presenting a forged policy declaration page to a wrecker service as proof of insurance in order to regain possession of his vehicle from an impoundment lot.
Jordan was sentenced to two years probation, 50 hours of community service, and payment of a $500 fine. He was sentenced as a first offender pursuant to Act 531.
Source: Arkansas Insurance Department, www.fightfraud.arkansas.gov
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