FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - A seventh Biloxi resident has been arrested to face insurance fraud charges, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Rosemary Henderson, 46, turned herself in to face charges of insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and wire fraud. She faces charges along with six other individuals (See press release: Six Biloxi Residents Facing Insurance Fraud Charges, January 15, 2013) who were recently arrested by investigators with the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit, following indictment by a Harrison County Grand Jury. The charges against the defendants stem from two separate automobile accidents alleged to have occurred in Biloxi. The indictment alleges that the defendants submitted fraudulent medical and injury claims amounting to approximately $40,000 with Victoria Fire & Casualty (via Nationwide Insurance Company).
Henderson was booked into the Harrison County Detention Center before being released on a $5,000 bond. As with all cases, the defendant is considered not guilty until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. If convicted, she faces up to three years behind bars on the insurance fraud charges, five years on the conspiracy charges and another five years on the wire fraud charges (facing up to 13 years maximum).
This case is being investigated by Christopher Watkins of the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit. Prosecution will be handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker.