Atlanta insurance fraud attorneys noted the recent search warrants issued by the Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office. They were served on two women in Bibb County who are suspected of obtaining $130,000 through insurance fraud.
The investigation was launched because of complaints from Aetna and Golden Rule insurance companies.
The two women, Sharon and Jessica Marberry, are suspected of falsifying pharmacy bills and getting reimbursements from the insurance companies. It is also suspected that the Marberrys used false names when they took out the insurance policies.
The two women have a family attorney, now acting as an insurance fraud defense attorney. He said that his clients were bewildered and concerned by the investigation.
No charges have been filed and no one has been arrested.
An interesting aspect of the case is that the women’s spouses are law enforcement officers. One is a retired Macon police officer, the other is a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy. The two men were interviewed by investigators, but the investigation remains focused on the two women.
Because a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy was present when the search warrant was executed, the search was conducted by agents of the insurance commissioners office. This was done to avoid a conflict of interest.
The women apparently used receipts from a CVS pharmacy to submit phony reimbursement requests. It is not known how they acquired the receipts. One of the women was an employee of Aetna for twenty years.
- Source: Macon Telegraph “Ga. serves search warrants in Bibb in insurance fraud probe” April 30, 2010