ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Craig Ellis, 52, of Griffin, has been charged with insurance fraud.

Between 2017 and 2022, Mr. Ellis submitted approximately 52 claims through a supplemental health insurance policy on behalf of himself and several dependents. The suspect received just over $5,000 as a result of the false claims.

“Mr. Ellis reported that he and his dependents received medical visits at home from local doctors in Griffin,” said Commissioner King. “However, the listed providers were unable to verify the visits and the insurance company reached out to our office for assistance. Our investigation ultimately revealed that the visits never occurred, and the claims were falsified.”

Warrants were issued against Mr. Ellis on September 7th in Spalding County. He remains wanted at this time. Our office is working with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on this investigation.


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