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3 Indicted in Chickasaw Insurance Fraud

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. — Three Mississippians have been indicted and arrested in Chickasaw County for insurance fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

-Robert Polk, 46, of Tupelo, was arrested following indictment by the Chickasaw Grand Jury on one count of fraudulent use of an insurance card. Polk is accused of presenting a fraudulent insurance card to the Chickasaw County Justice Court Clerk stating he had insurance at the time he was cited for not having insurance. Polk is accused of presenting a card belonging to another individual. He was arrested by investigators with the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit with assistance from the Verona and Tupelo Police Departments. If convicted, Polk faces up to five years in prison.

-Pamela Fewell (aka Pamela Parker), 50, of Bolton, was arrested following indictment by the Chickasaw Grand Jury on one count of fraudulent use of an insurance card and one count of wire fraud. Fewell is alleged to have faxed a fraudulent insurance card to the Chickasaw County Justice Court Clerk stating she had insurance at the time she was cited for not having insurance. The card faxed is alleged to be fictitious. Fewell was arrested by investigators with the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit. If convicted, Fewell faces up to five years in prison on each count.

-Lajarrance Standfield, 23, of Okolona, was arrested following indictment by the Chickasaw County Grand Jury on one count of fraudulent use of an insurance card. Standfield is alleged to have presented a fraudulent insurance card to the Chickasaw County Justice Court Clerk stating he had insurance at the time he was cited for not having insurance. Standfield is alleged to have presented a card belonging to another individual. He was arrested by investigators with the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit with assistance from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

All three cases are believed to be unrelated at this point in the investigation.

“We appreciate those at the Chickasaw County Justice Court Clerk’s office for alerting us to this issue and taking action,” said Attorney General Hood. “I hope these arrests send the message that presenting a fake insurance card or using someone else’s is a crime with a stiff penalty. You can’t go wrong when you follow the law and live by the truth. Also, I would encourage anyone with knowledge of those creating and selling fake insurance cards to give our office a call at 601-359-4250.”

As with all cases, the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.