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April 18, 2019, Westminster, SC — A man and a woman from Westminster were indicted in Carroll County Circuit Court on charges of insurance fraud.

Nancy L. Hamilton, 51, and Ronald J. Hamilton Jr., 48, both of the 1900 block of Ships Quarters Court, were indicted on one count each of insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery.

They were arrested over the weekend and released on their own recognizance Monday, online court records show.

According to the indictment, between May 24 and Aug. 30 the two presented a claim to Liberty Mutual Insurance, “knowing the statement contained false and misleading information,” and conspired with each other in order to do so.

The pair are also accused of falsely counterfeiting a police report “with intend to defraud” and conspiring with each other to do so.

The fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud charges come with penalties of up to 15 years incarceration and/or fines of up to $10,000. The forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery charges each come with penalties of up to 10 years in prison and/or fines of up to $1,000.

Ronald Hamilton is listed as being represented by the Carroll County Office of the Public Defender, and Nancy Hamilton is not listed as having an attorney. The public defender representing Ronald Hamilton said he had just been assigned the case and had no comment.

Melissa Hockensmith, the economic crimes unit supervisor in the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, said her office is not permitted to comment on pending matters.

Both Hamiltons have court dates scheduled for May 3.

Source: Carroll County Times

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