Sussex County Woman Indicted for Insurance Fraud

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A former Ocean View woman was indicted by a Sussex County Grand Jury this week on two counts of insurance fraud and one count of identity theft.  An investigation by the Delaware Department of Insurance Fraud showed that 59 year old Janet Lane was a passenger in a car that was involved in a crash in July of 2015.  Lane was injured and during the claim process she submitted a fraudulent wage and salary verification form to her insurance company – using her past employer’s information and forged signature – when she was not actually employed at the time of the crash.  Lane also submitted a fraudulent doctor’s work note to the insurance company.  Based on the fraudulent documents, Lane received $15,488 for lost wages she was not entitled to receive from the insurance company.