Jacksonville, FL (November 26, 2018) – Darrell Perry, the principal of the Timucuan Elementary School, was arrested in an attempt to commit insurance fraud related to Hurricane Irma.
According to a report filed by Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patron, Darrell Perry is being accused of committing a white-collar crime for submitting fraudulent claims and altering repair invoices to State Farm Insurance Company in the amount of $16,042 for repairs to his home for damaged sustained in the hurricane.
An investigation found that Perry submitted a fake invoice for repairs that never made to his home, and two altered invoices in an attempt to increase the amount of money he would receive through reimbursement.
Perry could face up to five years in prison if he is convicted of the charges.
Insurance Fraud Charges in Florida
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