Georgia Insurance Commissioner: 49 Fraud Arrests In First Half Of 2019

 Monday, July 22, 2019

 AllOn Georgia

Agents in the Fraud Investigations Division of the Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office have made 49 arrests in the first half of 2019 and are set to pass the total number of arrests from last year (60) in just the third calendar quarter.

“Insurance Fraud is a very serious and widely-practiced crime. The schemes are elaborate and well-planned,” said Insurance Commissioner John F. King.

“I am very proud of the success our agents have had this year in bringing these criminals to justice. I look forward to building on our success in the second half of the year.”

In February, Baldwin County Business owner Dean Harrison Grant was arrested on several counts of insurance fraud, among other charges. At that time, he was accused of receiving a total of $589,384.33 from his three victims for him to secure insurance related investments, $447,589.26 of which was taken from two elderly customers.

A month later, Grant was accused of seven additional counts of Insurance Fraud and seven additional counts of Theft by Taking (Fiduciary).
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