4 women ‘busted’ for Georgia insurance fraud, officials say

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner (OCI), John F. King, has released arrest warrants for four women accused in an insurance fraud crime ring.

According to the OCI, the ring was led by a former employee of Aflac Insurance, a Columbus-based company.

An official statement from the OCI said the ringleader, Amber Miles, sent claims to Aflac for medical treatment at multiple facilities from May 2018 through April 2021.

The OCI said Miles filed 52 different claims and submitted 36 forged documents as evidence, and using her knowledge of how Aflac handles insurance, “procured more than $21,000 over the course of three years.”

Miles also “encouraged and assisted” three others to “follow in her footsteps” and submit fraudulent medical invoices to Aflac that were never received, adding up to almost $18,000 across 19 claims.

“I am extremely proud of the Special Agents from our Criminal Investigations Division that have worked diligently to take this crime ring down,” said Commissioner King. “Insurance fraud hurts all Georgians by raising annual insurance costs and taking away payments from those who need it.”

On May 19, arrest warrants were taken out against the following individuals in Muscogee County:

  • Amber Miles
  • Ashley Simmons
  • Shermekia Owens
  • Tyria King

At this time, all four are wanted. Anyone with information on the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call their tip line at 404-463-6363.

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