Insurance Fraud Leads to 15-Year Sentence

Kerr: Fraud hurts all Arkansans with higher rates

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr today released the following statement following the sentencing of a Sherwood man to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to two counts of insurance fraud, both Class D felonies:

“Insurance fraud hurts all Arkansans with higher rates passed on to our neighbors and friends.  I commend the work of our Criminal Investigative Division which led to this guilty plea and sentencing.”

Cody Martin, 29, plead guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court on January 25 to two counts of insurance fraud involving making a false claim in 2011 involving an all-terrain vehicle, and providing a judge with an altered insurance card in 2012.

If an Arkansan suspects insurance fraud, they are encouraged to contact AID’s Criminal Investigations Division at: 866-660-0888.