Gautier woman in jail on insurance fraud charge

Published 4:22 pm Friday, April 11, 2008

A 43-year-old Gautier woman has been arrested and charged with one count of insurance fraud.

Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement that Eva Pierce was arrested on Tuesday.

Hood’s statement said Pierce’s arrest followed an investigation into an insurance claim she filed in which she falsely claimed to have been injured while shopping in an Ocean Springs business.

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Pierce was taken to the Jackson County sheriff’s office following her arrest and bond was set at $3,500.

If convicted of the felony, Pierce could be sentenced to up to three years in prison and fined.