ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Laura Goins, 38, of Collierville, Tennessee, has been arrested in connection with an investigation in Cook County.

In October 2019, Ms. Goins transported her pet to an animal hospital for medical treatment. According to reports from the animal hospital, that treatment ended in September 2020.

“In 2022, two years after her pet was last seen at the animal hospital, Ms. Goins submitted 38 fraudulent invoices for pet medication to her insurance company,” said Commissioner King. “In total, the suspect attempted to receive more than $10,000 in payments for false pet insurance claims.”

Ms. Goins was taken into custody by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office on June 15, 2024. She remains in custody at this time.


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