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WHITE, SHANNON - On April 14, 2016, Shannon White entered a plea of guilty to one count of insurance fraud (D felony). Click here for more information. WEST, TYUS - Tyus West sentenced to 30 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Click here for more information. DICKERSON, LAWRENCE - On March 14, 2016, in the 7th Division of the Pulaski Circuit Court, Lawrence Dickerson entered a plea of guilty to one count of fraudulent insurance acts (D felony). He was sentenced to 1 year of probation, a $500 fine, and court costs. On February 18, 2015, Dickerson used a fictitious insurance card in an attempt to register his vehicle at the Little Rock Central Revenue Office. GRAHAM, BETTY - On March 1, 2016, in the District Court of Lonoke County, Betty Graham entered a plea of guilty to one count of criminal attempt (A misdemeanor). She was sentenced pursuant to Act 531 and ordered to pay fines and court costs in the amount of $420. On July 16, 2015, Graham used a fictitious insurance card in the attempt to register her motor vehicle at the Revenue Office. FLOWERS, DAWNTISH - On January 26, 2016, in the 1st Division of the Pulaski County Circuit Court, Dawntish Flowers entered a plea of guilty to one count of insurance fraud (D felony). She was sentenced to 3 years probation, a $1,000 fine, and court costs. On December 18, 2014, Flowers’ vehicle was struck while unoccupied in a parking lot. Flowers filed a claim with Farm Bureau claiming her vehicle received damage, but she was okay as she was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Flowers then gave a statement to a claims adjuster on June 29, 2015, stating she was in the vehicle when the accident happened, in the hopes of receiving funds for an injury settlement. MARTIN, CODY - On January 25, 2016, Cody Martin entered a plea of guilty to one count of insurance fraud (D felony). Sentence will be imposed on March 28, 2016, to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with an additional 6 years suspended, to run concurrent with other non-insurance related charges. On or about May 22, 2011, Martin called Progressive to obtain insurance on a Polaris all-terrain vehicle. During his recorded conversation with Progressive, the agent put him on hold to check on policy information. While on hold, he states that he wrecked the vehicle one week earlier (before purchasing insurance) and that it had been underwater since that time. Martin was taken off hold and the application was completed and policy issued. On May 26, 2011, Martin called Progressive and reported the vehicle had received water damage on May 25, 2011. On August 21, 2012, Martin appeared in North Little Rock District Court for two citations for failure to provide proof of insurance and provided the judge with a fictitious insurance card. Although Martin had taken out an insurance policy on April 30, 2012, he altered the card to make it appear that coverage was good on March 5, 2012, so that he could be excused from his citations.        
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