Four arrested for fraud, evidence points to faked crash

EVANGELINE PARISH - On Wednesday, the Louisiana State Police Region 2 Insurance Fraud Unit arrested four people from Evangeline Parish for insurance fraud.

Earlier this year, Louisiana State Police obtained information from the Louisiana Department of Insurance about a possible staged crash in Evangeline Parish. In November 2006, a crash allegedly occurred when a Chevrolet truck was struck from behind by a Pontiac. During the investigation, troopers were able to obtain evidence which indicated the crash had not occurred as the individuals involved claimed. Troopers learned that four people claimed to have been involved in the crash. Each individual filed a claim with the respective insurance company. Based on their evidence, troopers were able to secure arrest warrants for all four individuals.

Early this morning, troopers assisted by the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Ville Platte Police Department, served the warrants on the following people:

Evelyn Gallow (B/F 41 years old) of Mamou

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Ricky Joseph (B/M 40 years old) of Ville Platte

22:1925 Insurance fraud

Rayford Jack (B/M 57 years old) of Ville Platte

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Curtis Joseph (B/M 56 years old) of Ville Platte

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All of the individuals were arrested without incident and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail. Anyone with information regarding persons fraudulently obtaining money from an insurance company is asked to call Louisiana State Police detectives at 337-262-3341.

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