Woman accused of submitting false claim for work-related injury
by MBJ Staff
Published: March 20,2014
Tags: Attorney General's Office, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, fraud, grand jury, indictment, insurance, Jim Hood, justice, law, law enforcement, legal, Paulina Wilkerson, state agency, State of Mississippi
PASS 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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary
- Prison-contract task force working in wake of Epps' indictment
- Bryant wants free tuition for students with technical diploma
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state's best football player
- BILL CRAWFORD: Bryant’s tax cut won’t stop spending growth
- UM Chancellor Jones: Lymphoma treatment going well
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals