Couple pleads guilty to wire, mail fraud charges
Published: September 26,2010
SOUTHAVEN — A Mississippi couple has pleaded guilty to federal wire and mail fraud charges stemming from a scam involving insurance checks totaling nearly $700,000.
The Commercial Appeal reports Elizabeth and Robert Rainey of Southaven admitted to siphoning money from her employer, Direct General Insurance Corp. of Memphis, by creating fraudulent checks on insurance claims.
Prosecutors say Elizabeth Rainey was a claims adjustor at Direct General whose job was to issue claims checks for legitimate claims.
The Raineys entered guilty pleas earlier this week and will be sentenced on Jan. 6 by U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla.
The Raineys remain free on their own recognizance.
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