Tallahassee woman charged with automotive insurance fraud

Tallahassee woman charged with automotive insurance fraud
Posted at 12:27 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 14:36:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman was charged with insurance fraud after allegedly submitting falsified material to renew her automotive policy that had been canceled for lack of payment.

Josena Fleurimond, 51, succeeded in filing an insurance claim that occurred when her policy was canceled, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by a detective with the Florida Department of Financial Services Bureau of Insurance Fraud.

She was arrested August 30 and placed in the Leon County Jail.

On July 28, 2016, the cancellation of her auto insurance policy with Progressive left her without the state-mandated Personal Injury Protection Insurance for her 2003 Sequoia.

On Aug. 12, 2016, she was involved in an automobile accident in Tallahassee while driving her car.

On Aug. 23, 2016, she submitted an insurance claim saying no one in her household had been involved in any motor vehicle accidents for the period of July 28, 2016, to the time she signed the document.

The court document says she knew the document was false since she had just had recently had an accident.

An attorney for Fleurimond reported a loss with a date of Aug. 12, 2016, information that contracted her earlier statement that she had not had an accident within that period.

The claim was not processed because it occured when her policy was canceled.

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