FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - A Madison County resident is going to jail for committing insurance fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Johnnetta White, 23, of Camden, appeared in Madison County Circuit Court today for sentencing after having previously entered an open plea (meaning she threw herself on the mercy of the court) of guilty to one count of insurance fraud. Judge John H. Emfinger sentenced White to three years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with two suspended, one to serve. White was also ordered to make restitution to All-State Insurance in Ridgeland in the amount of $2,720, to reimburse the State of Mississippi’s General Fund in the amount of $3,250 for the cost of the investigation and to pay court costs in the amount of $498.50. White must also serve five years on post release supervision upon her release from custody.
White admitted in court that she fraudulently filed a second insurance claim, on damages she had already filed for, following what is believed to have been an accidental collision. White admitted to reporting, on the second claim, a fake cause as to how the damages occurred.
“We thank Judge Emfinger for sending the message that there is a price to pay for such deceit,” said Attorney General Hood. “This defendant will pay behind bars and then either make right with restitution or face even more time behind bars.”
This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker of the Attorney General’s Insurance Integrity Enforcement Unit.