Mississippi Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Bogus Claim

April 7, 2014

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a 28-year-old Pontotoc County man will serve at least a year in prison after filing an insurance claim for a nonexistent four-wheeler accident.

He says in a news release that Eric Long of Randolph pleaded guilty Friday to one count of insurance fraud.

Hood says Judge James Robert suspended a three-year prison term for Long, who filed the bogus claim while on probation in an unrelated case.

Hood says the judge revoked one year of that probation, so Long will spend a year in prison.

The judge also ordered Long to pay a $1,000 fine plus $1,000 to the crime victims compensation fund.

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