State insurance investigators are seeking two metro Atlanta women on insurance fraud charges after they allegedly filed false injury claims, an official said.
The women cheated two insurance companies out of more than $21,000, said Glenn Allen, spokesman for the state insurance commissioner’s office.
Warrants have been issued for Jenea Daniel, 31, of Atlanta, and Dianne Kirk, 52, of Douglasville, Allen said.
Daniel is wanted on two counts of insurance fraud and one count of forgery, and Kirk is wanted on three counts of insurance fraud and two counts of forgery, Allen said.
“This type of crime drives up the cost of insurance, forcing Georgians to pay more for their coverage,” Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a news release.
In July 2015, Daniel filed a claim with Kirk’s insurer, State Farm, saying Kirk ran over her left foot with a car as Kirk backed out of a parking space at a restaurant in Douglasville, Allen said.
A month later, Kirk filed a claim against Daniel’s insurer, Progressive Mountain, saying Daniel ran over her left foot while she was in the parking lot of a grocery store in Douglasville, Allen said.
Kirk filed another claim in August, this time against Daniel’s other insurer, Geico, saying Daniel hit her left foot while she backed out of a parking space at a grocery store in Douglasville, Allen said.
Investigators think Daniel and Kirk are acquaintances and worked together to file false claims, Allen said.
Daniel received a settlement of $12,000 from State Farm, and Kirk received two payments totaling $8,158.84 from Geico, according to Allen. The Progressive Mountain claim was not paid due to errors and discrepancies noticed by the adjuster.