Woman Arrested for Faking Workers’ Compensation
Today, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of a woman who submitted a false insurance claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
Letticia Valerie White, 39, of Brookhaven, was arrested in Hazlehurst Tuesday by Investigator Michael Stevens with the Attorney General’s Insurance Integrity Enforcement Bureau. White was charged with one count false pretense after being indicted by the Claiborne County Grand Jury for failing to disclose a knee injury and treatment, which occurred approximately two weeks prior to the date she submitted a workers’ compensation claim alleging she injured her knee at work. The indictment alleges she obtained more than $500 from New Hampshire Insurance Company by making these false claims.
White was booked into the Claiborne County Jail with bond set at $5,000 after her arraignment Thursday. The Copiah County Sheriff’s Office assisted in her arrest.
If convicted, White faces up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated by Stevens and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Robert “Bob” Anderson with the AG’s Public Integrity Division.