Ga. Woman Apprehended; Claimed to be Hospitalized While at Work

August 1, 2005

Patience D. Minor of Columbus, Ga. is being held without bond in Muscogee County Jail charged with 11 counts of insurance fraud.

The Georgia Insurance Commission conducted an investigation and alleged that Minor filed bogus claims totaling $8,300 on her American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus group health insurance policy.

Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine investigated Minor’s bogus claims between August 2003 and January 2005. Fraud was suspected after Minor’s employment records were reviewed. The investigation revealed that she was at work on many of the days she claimed to be in the hospital.

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