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Louisiana driver claims crash, boyfriend allegedly drove

April 18, 2019, Monroe, LA — A Monroe woman is accused of prohibited activities and sanctions after she allegedly filed a false insurance complaint for bodily injury.

According to an arrest warrant filed for Evangeline Jackson, 32, she filed an insurance claim for an injury sustained in a wreck. However, she was not in her car when it was involved in the accident.

On July 27, Jackson's boyfriend allegedly used her vehicle to drive a friend home. Another car then backed into her vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot.

Jackson's boyfriend and two passengers were in the car. At the scene, responding officers were told insurance information was exchanged and everything was fine.

Jackson later visited the MPD and requested a crash report to complete for insurance purposes. The completed form listed four total occupants of the car and showed Jackson complaining of a back injury.

On Aug. 3, an insurance company received a letter of representation from a Monroe law firm stating it was representing four people in Jackson's vehicle for bodily injury claims.

Around Oct. 3, the insurance company denied Jackson's claim but offered a $1,500 per person settlement for the vehicle occupants.

The Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division interviewed individuals involved in the wreck. Multiple people said Jackson was not in the car when the wreck happened.

Jackson and her boyfriend did not provide statements.

Jackson was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on Wednesday on one count of prohibited activities and sanctions.

The arrest warrant filed by LSP states Jackson violated LRS 22:1924 "in that she went to the Monroe Police Department to show herself as the driver of her vehicle during a parking lot crash for the purpose of presenting a false bodily injury claim in an attempt to receive monies she was not entitled (to). Based on my investigation, it was determined Jackson was not occupying the vehicle at the time of the crash."

Bail was set at $10,000, and the suspect has bonded out.

Source: News Star

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