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Mississippi man accused of fake slip-and-fall in Walmart

February 21, 2019, Laurel, MS — Attorney General Jim Hood has announced insurance fraud charges against a Laurel man.

Sixty-nine-year-old Bruce Edward Bayless was arraigned Wednesday, following his indictment in June 2018 by a Jones County grand jury, on one count of insurance fraud.

The indictment states Bayles submitted false claims to Walmart, saying that he accidentally slipped and fell, when in fact it was not an accident and was an act orchestrated by him.

The defendant later attempted to collect money from the liability insurance for his alleged injuries.

The trial is set for June 3 in Jones County Circuit Court.

If convicted, Bayless faces up to three years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

Source: WLBT

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