Calif. Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

June 26, 2003

Gwendolyn Henson, 40, of Montclair, Calif. pled guilty last week to insurance fraud charges and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years of formal probation. California Department of Insurance (CDI) fraud investigators arrested Henson for the felony insurance fraud charge and a notice for failure to appear in court on an unrelated matter. She was booked at the San Bernardino County Jail and transferred to the Los Angeles County Jail. Henson was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,650.

In March, Henson reportedly told a grocery store manager she slipped in liquid and fell on the floor of the store. Henson received a $100 payment from the store. Surveillance tape caught Henson allegedly taking a bottle of liquid detergent off the shelf, pouring the detergent onto the floor and rubbing her feet in the liquid. She walked away and proceeded to report the false claim to the manager. During the department’s investigation into the above claim, Henson made another similar claim at a different store. Video surveillance there also captured Henson’s actions, which were similar to the previous claim.

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