Louisiana State Police

05/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/03/2019 15:47

LaPlace Woman Arrested on Insurance Fraud Charges

TROOP B NEWS RELEASE
May 3, 2019

LaPlace Woman Arrested on Insurance Fraud Charges


St. John Parish- Earlier this week, Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit - New Orleans Field Office arrested a LaPlace woman for violations pertaining to Louisiana insurance fraud laws. 37-year-old Gemyra Williams was arrested as the result of an investigation into the falsification of insurance documents for a driving school.

In December of 2018, Detectives were contacted by the Louisiana State Police Driver's Education Compliance Unit regarding possible fraudulent insurance coverage for a driving school. The initial investigation revealed that Williams was the owner of 'Spillway Safe Driving Academy, LLC,' and she listed a cancelled insurance policy for the business. Upon being notified of the cancelled policy and asked to provide an updated one, Williams created a fake email address purporting to be a legitimate insurance company and emailed submitted a fraudulent Certificate of Insurance in an attempt to show coverage. Detectives determined that Williams created the fake information on a computer belonging to her.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Williams through the 40th JDC in St. John Parish for violation of LRS 14:72.1.1- Forgery of a Certificate of Insuranceand 14:73.5- Computer Fraud. On May 1, 2019, Williams surrendered to investigators at the St. John Parish jail and was booked on the above charges.

The Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit is responsible for investigating referrals of suspected fraudulent insurance acts. Anyone having information concerning persons staging vehicle crashes, or committing other forms of insurance fraud, should contact the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit at 504-310-7000 or [email protected]. More information can be found at http://lsp.org/ifu.html.

Contact Information:
TFC Monroe Dillon III
Louisiana State Police
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