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Okolona Resident Charged With Fraud

Press Release

OKOLONA, Miss. — An Okolona resident has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Lakisha Forshee, 38, was arrested Wednesday at her home in Okolona following a four count indictment by the Chickasaw County Grand Jury on two counts of Insurance Fraud and two counts of Wire Fraud. She was booked into Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department and her bond was set at $10,000. Forshee is accused of filing false claims to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where she is alleged to have received monies in the amount of $4,136.00 to which she was not entitled.

Forshee was arrested by investigators of the Attorney General’s Office with the assistance from officers of Okolona Police Department and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department. If convicted , she faces up to 16 years behind bars and fines/restitution. 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 prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division/Insurance Fraud Unit.