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Jackson, MS—A Southaven resident is behind bars today facing allegations she faked a slip and fall at a business in order to collect insurance, announces Attorney General Jim Hood.
Tracey Leigh Davidson,36, of Southaven was arrested Thursday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, Insurance Fraud Unit. She was indicted on one count of insurance fraud earlier this week by a DeSoto County Grand Jury. The indictment charges Davidson with fraudulently obtaining “from Nationwide Insurance Company a monetary payment in the amount of $3,440 by making a false or fraudulent insurance claim regarding a slip and fall that Tracey Davidson said took place at the Ramada Inn located in Horn Lake”.
The indictment charges Davidson as a habitual offender for three prior convictions in Louisiana. Indictment as a habitual offender means a conviction would result in a mandatory maximum sentence that cannot be reduced or suspended.
Davidson is currently incarcerated at the DeSoto County Detention Center with no bond. If convicted, she faces up to three years behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is being investigated by Jerry Spell and will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stanley Alexander of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division.