Six from Moultrie Arrested for Arson and Insurance Fraud

Ricky Lewis Forrest
Posted at 1:53 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 05:29:01-05

MOULTRIE, GA (WTXL) - Seven people, six of which were from Moultrie, Georgia, have been arrested after authorities say they were involved in an insurance fraud ring.

According to the Georgia Office of Commissioner of Insurance, those people set multiple fires, committed residential burglaries and vandalized vehicles in an attempt to commit insurance fraud.

"Not only did these individuals endanger the lives of others by setting fires, they also committed insurance fraud, a crime that costs Georgians thousands of dollars each year," Commissioner Hudgens said. "I'm proud of the work done by my office and Colquitt County's fire and law enforcement professionals to bring these individuals to justice."

The department said the crimes happened between January of 2013 and December of 2015.

They are believed to be involved in more than 24 incidents and authorities say they received a total of $392,000.

"Insurance fraud is a felony with a penalty of two to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $10,000. First‐degree arson is a felony with a penalty of five to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $50,000," said the department.

These are the individuals from Moultrie that were arrested; Ricky Lewis Forrest, 26, KaNaya McGee, 35, Diana McGee, 55, Cachea Jones, 25, Shikia Latimore, 21 and Lvariaus King, 24.

They are all being held in the Colquitt County Jail. Doris Ann Buie, 49, of College Park, Georgia was also arrested.