Waynesboro resident arrested for insurance fraud

WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the attorney generals office

Jackson, MS—A Waynesboro woman has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Latoya White-Harris, 36, of Waynesboro, turned herself in to investigators of the Attorney General's Insurance Integrity Unit at the Wayne County Sheriff's office following indictment by the Wayne County Grand Jury on one count of insurance fraud. The indictment alleges the defendant submitted false, fraudulent and fabricated sales receipts with the intent to defraud Allstate Insurance Company of $3,170.94 for damage to several items due to rain/wind during Hurricane Issac.

If convicted, Harris faces up to three years behind bars.  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 Tanya Mangus and prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker of the Attorney General's Public Integrity Division/Insurance Fraud Unit.