Woman Indicted on 12 Counts of Insurance, Wire Fraud
A Meridian woman faces 57 years in prison after being indicted on charges alleging she profited from selling multiple types of insurance without a license, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Sylvia Lynn Dickinson, 34, was indicted last month by a Lauderdale County grand jury on four counts of insurance fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of false pretense. The indictment states she sold car insurance to two women for three different cars through a company with whom she was not licensed. Dickinson is also accused of selling house insurance through the same company, knowing that she was not able to write this type of insurance because she was not licensed. The indictment states she received approximately $937.55 from one of the victims between March and April of last year.
A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The trial is set for April 9 at 9 a.m. in Lauderdale County Circuit Court. Dickinson waived her arraignment Thursday.
This case was investigated Jerry Spell and Justin Harris and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Steven Waldrup, each with the AG’s Insurance Integrity Enforcement Bureau. The Mississippi Insurance Department assisted in the investigation.