FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS- A Greenville woman,who plead open to two counts of insurance fraud and one count of wire fraud has been sentenced for her crimes, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Sharon Ratliff, age 26, of 1181 Highland Plantation Road #113, Greenville, MS was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Judge Betty W. Sanders in the Circuit Court for the Fourth Judicial District .
Judge Sanders sentenced Ratliff to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years of formal probation, during which time the defendant will make restitution to the victim in the amount of $6096.96 and reimburse the General Fund of the State of Mississippi $8,597 for investigative costs, as required by Miss. Code Ann. Section 7-5-309.
?Ratliff exploited USAA Insurance by creating several different identities and filling false claims and police reports in order to steal money,? said Attorney General Jim Hood.
Insurance fraud, Section 7-5-303 of the Miss. Code Ann., carries a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment, a $5,000 fine or double the value of the fraud, or both. Wire fraud, Section 97-19-83, carries a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both.