Indiana Woman Scams a Variety of Auto Insurance Companies

October 3rd, 2011
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Indiana Woman Scams a Variety of Auto Insurance Companies

Hartfort Insurance, State Farm Insurance, Allstate Insurance and Farmer’s Insurance. What do these insurance companies all have in common? The same women scammed them all within a 2-year period.

In Hammond, Indiana Shinita Mosley also known as Shinita Smith, 32, is accused of scamming these auto insurance agencies from 2007 to 2009 and lying to get federal aid to go to Indiana University Northwest, according to records filed in the U.S. District Court.

Mosley has already reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on the charges, which were unsealed Monday, September 26, 2011. According to the information filed against her, Shinita began scamming with others back in September 2007, setting up fake accidents.

According to reports, in August of 2007 Mosley stated she was involved in an accident with a child in her 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, she filed a claim with her insurance company and was sent a check a month later. In other cases she claimed a child that was not her own and then claimed she had been hijacked. How much she was compensated was never disclosed.

Reports also claim that Mosley received money from an Illinois charity for a 2006-07-student loan aid application to help with childcare but did not disclose the additional income.

Released on a $20,000 bond, the plea agreement states that she will have to reimburse all of her victims and will be pleading guilty to one count each of financial aid fraud, false statements and conspiracy to commit mail fraud and to seven counts of insurance fraud. Most of the counts come with a maximum of 20 years in prison.

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