Mother and Foster Daughter Accused of Scamming AFLAC for $400K

March 18, 2019

Two Washington state woman are accused of scamming more than $400,000 from AFLAC by filing multiple fraudulent claims from 2012 to 2015, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s office.

Darcy Nicole Brioso and Delta Lynn Jackson were charged in Clark County Superior Court in connection with an insurance fraud investigation bythe insurance department.

Brioso, 44, was charged with first-degree theft and first-degree identify theft. Jackson, 24, was charged with first-degree theft. Brioso is Jackson’s foster mother, according to the state attorney general’s office.

According to the investigation, Brioso and Jackson filed claims involving fake medical bills for injuries, surgeries, hospital stays and medical treatments. The bills listed medical providers in Washington state, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. Many of the alleged bogus injuries also involved subsequent short-term disability claims, the insurance commissioner’s office said.

Investigators said the woman filed a variety of claims. Brioso collected $91,000 for fraudulent claims for an ankle fracture during an all-terrain vehicle accident, a pneumonia diagnosis, broken bones from a car accident and short term disability. Jackson collected $34,000 for broke bones sustained in a car accident, a liver cyst and short-term disability. She also received $20,000 in medical bills for short-term disability claims filed on behalf of a former employee and roommate for a broken hip sustained in a car accident.

Brioso and Jackson are scheduled to appear in Clark County Superior Court on March 26.

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