Woman accused of submitting false claim for work-related injury

Insurance-Healthcare_rgbPASS CHRISTIAN — A Coast woman is being charged with insurance fraud, according Attorney General Jim Hood.

Paulina Wilkerson, 40, of Pass Christian, turned herself in to authorities at the Harrison County Detention Center following her indictment by a Harrison County Grand Jury on insurance and wire fraud.

The indictment alleges that Wilkerson executed a scheme to defraud Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company of insurance proceeds to which she was not entitled. The wire fraud charges accuse Wilkerson of transmitting fraudulent documents across jurisdictional lines in order to receive payment for injuries allegedly received in a work-related accident.

If convicted of the charges, Wilkerson faces up to three years for insurance fraud and up to five years for wire fraud.

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