Three arrested for Insurance Fraud in Chickasaw County

Jackson, MS‹Three Mississippians have been indicted and arrested in
Chickasaw County for insurance fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood
today.

-Robert Polk, 46, of Tupelo, was arrested following indictment by the
Chickasaw Grand Jury on one count of fraudulent use of an insurance card.
Polk is accused of presenting a fraudulent insurance card to the Chickasaw
County Justice Court Clerk stating he had insurance at the time he was cited
for not having insurance. Polk is accused of presenting a card belonging to
another individual. He was arrested by investigators with the Attorney
General¹s Insurance Fraud Unit with assistance from the Verona and Tupelo
Police Departments. If convicted, Polk faces up to five years in prison.

-Pamela Fewell (aka Pamela Parker), 50, of Bolton, was arrested following
indictment by the Chickasaw Grand Jury on one count of fraudulent use of an
insurance card and one count of wire fraud. Fewell is alleged to have faxed
a fraudulent insurance card to the Chickasaw County Justice Court Clerk
stating she had insurance at the time she was cited for not having
insurance. The card faxed is alleged to be fictitious. Fewell was arrested
by investigators with the Attorney General¹s Insurance Fraud Unit. If
convicted, Fewell faces up to five years in prison on each count.

-Lajarrance Standfield, 23, of Okolona, was arrested following indictment by
the Chickasaw County Grand Jury on one count of fraudulent use of an
insurance card. Standfield is alleged to have presented a fraudulent
insurance card to the Chickasaw County Justice Court Clerk stating he had
insurance at the time he was cited for not having insurance. Standfield is
alleged to have presented a card belonging to another individual. He was
arrested by investigators with the Attorney General¹s Insurance Fraud Unit
with assistance from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

All three cases are believed to be unrelated at this point in the
investigation.

³We appreciate those at the Chickasaw County Justice Court Clerk¹s office
for alerting us to this issue and taking action,² said Attorney General
Hood. ³I hope these arrests send the message that presenting a fake
insurance card or using someone else¹s is a crime with a stiff penalty. You
can¹t go wrong when you follow the law and live by the truth. Also, I would
encourage anyone with knowledge of those creating and selling fake insurance
cards to give our office a call at 601-359-4250.²

As with all cases, the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.