Marcellus woman charged with filing false insurance claims

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. -- A Marcellus woman has been charged for allegedly filing false claims with an insurance company, according to Attorney General Dana Nessel.

Christine Michelle Presock, 42, has been charged with six counts of insurance fraudulent acts. Each charge is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a $50,000 fine.

Investigators say Presock submitted six accident claims for injuries suffered by Presock, her husband and her two children, between June 2018 and August 2019. Investigators say none of the injuries occurred.

Presock received $16,000 in benefits as a result of the claims, reports said.

The insurance company, Trustmark, conducted an investigation before referring the case to the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services.

“Our partnership with DIFS continues to yield results for the people of Michigan as we work together to find and prosecute those who would exploit the system for their own gain,” Nessel said.

“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. All of us pay in the form of increased premiums and costs. The DIFS Fraud Investigation Unit and the Attorney General’s office are aggressively investigating and prosecuting those who commit insurance fraud,” said DFIS Director Anita G. Fox.

Presock has been arraigned on the charges and released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.

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