A 35-year-old D’Iberville, Miss., man has been sentenced to prison and ordered to repay over $6,000 to Nationwide Insurance Co. for defrauding the company on medical bills involving claims on two auto accidents.
Circuit Judge Lisa also ordered James Eric Reed to a three-year prison term and to pay $2,000 to cover court costs and costs of the investigation. She suspended one year of the prison term, leaving two years to serve.
The Sun Herald reports Reed was sentenced this week in Harrison County Circuit Court on a guilty plea to two counts of insurance fraud.
The claims involved a rear-end collision in D’Iberville on March 30, 2011, and a crash in Gulfport on June 20, 2011.
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