Miss. Woman Arrested for Insurance Fraud

October 24, 2007

A Jackson, Miss. woman faces insurance fraud charges, Attorney General Jim Hood’s office announced Monday.

A news release from Hood’s office said Dianne Smith, 39, was arrested Friday. She was booked into the Hinds County Detention Center.

Smith is accused of making false statements about an accident. The release said she claimed to have slipped and fallen in an attempt to receive a financial settlement.

If convicted, she faces up to three years imprisonment and/or $5,000 fine or double the value of the fraud.

“Our office initiates investigations after fraud is brought to our attention by individuals, insurance companies or other state agencies,” Hood said.

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