Three men have been arrested for staging slip-and-fall accidents at businesses and filing false insurance claims in Thomasville, Georgia.
Georgia State Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, announced Wednesday the arrest warrants were issued to three men for staging the accident ring operating in South Georgia.
Germain Baynard, 20, Ryan Law, 21, and Demetrius Lee, 22, each of Thomasville, Ga., face felony charges related to the crime.
Authorities are currently seeking a fourth suspect, Keronda Bell, 46, also of Thomasville. Agents from Hudgens’ office and the National Insurance Crime Bureau alleged the men staged slip‐and‐fall accidents at various businesses in Brooks, Colquitt and Thomas counties. The investigation revealed that Bell was the ringleader, planning the slip‐and‐falls, and filing the false claims.
“My office will investigate all forms of insurance fraud,” said Commissioner Hudgens. “Individuals who feel that they are above the law and file a false insurance claim will be arrested and prosecuted.”
Baynard, Law, and Lee, were booked into the Thomas County Jail and later released on bond.