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Three Meridian men indicted on insurance fraud

L-R, Kyle Johnson and Toreno Griffin (Source: Attorney General's Office) L-R, Kyle Johnson and Toreno Griffin (Source: Attorney General's Office)
Vanoy Adams (Source: Attorney General's Office) Vanoy Adams (Source: Attorney General's Office)
MERIDIAN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Attorney General's office says three Meridian men have been arrested following their indictments for insurance fraud. 

35-year-old Toreno L. Griffin and 29-year-old Kyle Johnson, both residents of Meridian, were recently arrested by investigators with the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit following their indictments by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury. Each was charged with one count of insurance fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.

Griffin and Johnson are accused of intending to obtain a benefit for themselves, to which they were not due. The two allegedly schemed to defraud GEICO Insurance Company by filing false claims for damages received in an automobile collision.

Griffin and Johnson were booked into the Lauderdale County Jail. If convicted each defendant faces up to eight years in jail, five years for conspiracy and three years for insurance fraud and a total of $10,000 in fines.

Johnson faces additional charges in a separate indictment with the third defendant, 22-year-old Vanoy Adams, of Meridian. Each is charged with one count of insurance fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.

The indictment alleges that Johnson and Adams worked together to gain benefits for themselves that . A scheme was set up to defraud GEICO Insurance Company an false insurance claims were filed for damages received in an automobile collision.

If convicted, Adams faces up to five years for conspiracy and three years for insurance fraud in jail and a total of $10,000 in fines.

Johnson faces up to an additional eight years (five for conspiracy three for insurance fraud) and $10,000 in fines for a total of 16 years behind bars and a total of $20,000 in fines.

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