Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced that Christopher Roland, 36, of Macon, has been charged with insurance fraud and identity fraud.
In October of 2020, Mr. Roland applied for an insurance policy with Progressive Insurance using his brother’s personal information. Mr. Roland was involved in a motor vehicle accident the following month, and the subsequent claim he filed resulted in an approximate $14,000 payout.
“Mr. Roland’s brother discovered these incidents this year, and it was determined that Mr. Roland stole his brother’s identity to apply for the insurance policy,” said Commissioner King. “Upon further investigation, we discovered that Mr. Roland not only purchased the policy using his brother’s identity, but that he has a history of stealing his brother’s identity.”
Warrants were taken against Mr. Roland on October 21st, 2022, for two counts each of Insurance Fraud and Identity Fraud. The Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner office worked with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on this case.