ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Maurice Sturgis, 24, of Augusta, has been charged with insurance fraud and forgery.

“In March of 2022, Mr. Sturgis initiated a claim for a pet examination in the amount of $52.00 dollars, which was paid for by his insurance company,” said Commissioner King. “Mr. Sturgis later submitted two additional claims using the exact same invoice as the initial claim. On the third attempt, he wrote the number 3 in front of the previous dollar figure in an attempt to procure $352.00.”

Warrants were taken out against Mr. Sturgis in Richmond County on May 1. He has since been detained by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on unrelated charges.


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.


Ethan Stiles