Columbia County Man Charged with Insurance Fraud
ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Tyrone Williams, 28, of Martinez, has been charged with insurance fraud.
On April 26th, 2021, deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were surveilling Mr. Williams’ residence when they observed his vehicle drive away from the house. The deputies attempted a traffic stop, which resulted in a pursuit that traveled into Richmond County. The pursuit terminated with a crash in Richmond County, and Mr. Williams was charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude.
“Following this incident, Mr. Williams filed a stolen vehicle claim with his insurance company, stating that his vehicle was stolen on April 26th during an incident in Thomson,” said Commissioner King. “It is clear that Mr. Williams attempted to use this incident in an attempt to receive an insurance payout, thus committing insurance fraud.”
Charges were taken out against Mr. Williams for Insurance Fraud on September 27th, 2022.
The mission of the Office Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire is to protect Georgia families by providing access to vital insurance products and safe buildings through fair regulation that creates economic opportunities for all Georgians.