FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS—A Crystal Springs resident has been arrested following indictment on an insurance fraud charge, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Redonda Lasaun Smith, 30, of Crystal Springs, has been arrested by investigators of the Attorney General’s Office and is currently incarcerated in the Copiah County Detention Center. This arrest follows recent indictment by the Copiah County Grand Jury on one count of insurance fraud.
Smith is alleged to have filed a fraudulent insurance claim with the intent to defraud Mendota Insurance Company in Minnesota and appropriate the benefit to himself. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Smith is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning at 9 a.m. in Copiah County Circuit Court.
This case was investigated by Jerry Spell and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division/Insurance Fraud Unit.