A Denham Springs male was one of three individuals detained following numerous scams investigations, according to Louisiana State Cops (LSP).
Gerard Toussaint, 36, was detained on July 31 following an examination into the filing of fraudulent vandalism claims with Farm Bureau and Liberty Mutual insurer, LSP spokesperson Taylor J. Scrantz stated in a declaration.
According to investigators, Toussaint submitted numerous deceitful insurance coverage claims with each business alleging vandalism to his 2012 Ford F-150. An arrest warrant for Toussaint on July 23 from the 21st Judicial District Court in Livingston Parish.
Scrantz stated Toussaint surrendered himself to State Police on July 31 and was transferred to the Livingston Parish Detention Center, where he was booked on one count of auto policy insurance coverage fraud.
Troopers appointed to the LSP Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit brought 2 other separate criminal cases to a conclusion over the last week. In addition to Toussiant, authorities detained 33-year-old Kentrell Collins of Mobile, Alabama, and 66-year-old Alvin Vallery of Baton Rouge.
The Insurance Coverage Scams System is responsible for examining referrals of suspected deceitful insurance coverage acts and promoting awareness of insurance coverage fraud throughout the state.
The system has field workplaces situated throughout the state in which Troopers investigate different types of insurance scams cases such as staged crashes, “jump-in” crashes, deceitful injury claims, worker’s payment scams, forged medical records, and inflated home claims.
LSP private investigators work closely with the Louisiana Department of Insurance, local judicial offices, and the Louisiana Attorney General’s workplace “in effectively bringing individuals involved in committing insurance coverage scams to justice,” Scrantz said.Source: livingstonparishnews.com