Mississippi Link Newswire
JACKSON – A Bay St. Louis woman has been arrested following indictment on two counts of insurance fraud, Attorney General Jim Hood said.
arrested on Feb. 1 and indicted by a Hancock County Grand Jury. The indictment alleges that Aikens executed “a scheme to defraud” Geico Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. On count one, Aikens is alleged to have filed a claim for damage from an automobile accident that had already been covered by another insurance company. On count two, the defendant filed a claim for damages in an accident that allegedly never happened.
Aikens was paid over $2,200 from both insurance companies.
Aikens is currently incarcerated in the Hancock County Detention Center on the insurance fraud charges, as well as an unrelated armed robbery case which will be handled by the Hancock County District Attorney.
Her scheduled trial date on the insurance fraud indictment is April 1, 2013.
If convicted, Aikens faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.