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Woman Charged With Insurance Fraud

Posted by Steve Rogers | August 24, 2012 / 07:12am | Local News, Crime, Business
A Columbus woman has been indicted and arrested for insurance fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Brittney Latham, 22, of Columbus, was indicted recently by the Grand Jury of Lowndes County on one count of insurance fraud.  The indictment charges Latham with falsifying a report to Safeway Insurance Company in Flowood "with intent to appropriate herself a benefit to which she was not entitled" related to damage which occurred to the 2001 Chevrolet Impala she was driving.

Latham was arrested by investigators of the Attorney General's Office earlier this week and booked into the Lowndes County Detention Center.  If convicted, she faces up to three years behind bars.  As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by Jerry Spell and prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker of the Attorney General's Public Integrity Division/Insurance Fraud Unit.
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