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Macon man charged with insurance fraud after stealing brother's identity

The man was involved in a car accident and filed a claim for an estimated $14,000 payout.
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MACON, Ga. — A Macon man has been charged with insurance and identify fraud on Tuesday according to Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King. 

In October 2020, 36-year-old Christopher Roland applied for an insurance policy with Progressive Insurance using his brother’s personal information. 

Roland was involved in a car accident and filed a claim for an estimated $14,000 payout. 

“Mr. Roland’s brother discovered these incidents this year, and it was determined that Mr. Roland stole his brother’s identity to apply for the insurance policy,” Commissioner King said.

“Upon further investigation, we discovered that Mr. Roland not only purchased the policy using his brother’s identity, but that he has a history of stealing his brother’s identity.” 

Warrants were taken against Roland on October 21, for two counts each of Insurance Fraud and Identity Fraud. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office also worked on this case.


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