Former Correctional Officer
Sentenced for Felony Insurance Fraud
MD ( September 3, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that LaShawn Clark-Grisson, a former
Maryland State correctional officer, pleaded guilty in the
Circuit Court for Baltimore City to felony insurance fraud.
Judge Charles G. Bernstein sentenced Clark-Grisson to two years
of supervised probation for filing false claims with TransAmerica
Life Insurance Company where she had a disability insurance
The investigation revealed
that between May 22, 2007 and July 22, 2008, Clark-Grisson submitted
three false claims to TransAmerica
and a variety of false documents to support the claims for lost
wages and medical reimbursement. The total amount paid to her was
$3,660. TransAmerica discovered the fraud when it attempted to
verify her lost wages with the Maryland Department of Corrections.
Clark-Grisson’s employment was terminated and she re-paid
the money to the insurer.
The conviction follows
a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud Division of the
Maryland Insurance Administration and the
Office of the Attorney General. In making today’s announcement,
Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Bernard
Taylor for his work on the case.