Man Jailed For Truck Insurance Fraud In The USA
A man from Sardis USA was jailed after he pushed his truck into the Savannah River and tried to collect a truck insurance money claim.
45 year old Timothy Thomas Ogles was jailed on the 18th December 2012, after insurance fraud investigators were tipped off by anonymous callers who said he sank his truck near Brigham Landing.
Sgt. Sean Cochran, an investigator for the sheriff's office said that EMA dive team searched the river but couldn't find any truck.
Sgt. Sean Cochran mentioned that they it's in the river and noted that Oglesby admitted to it prior to collect on the insurance money.
On the 23th of Nov 2012 Mr Ogles filed a report at the sheriff's office claiming his 2001 GMC Sierra was stolen from his Highway 23 home. He gave an estimated value of $8,000 and mentioned he had lost numerous boxes of hardwood flooring that were on the truck bed.
Mr Oglesby never got his money though. "He had filed a claim with his insurance company and they were about to make him a check when we told them it was a fraud," Sgt. Cochran said.
Timothy, who has served time in prison before for two felony thefts, is charged with fraudulent insurance claims, a false report of a crime and probation violation. He was released on a $17,550 property bond.