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Mar 31, 2010 3:43 PM by Katie Durio

Lafayette AFLAC Employee Arrested for Insurance Fraud

Today, troopers with the Louisiana State Police Region 2 Insurance Fraud Unit arrested a Lafayette man for various charges pertaining to insurance fraud.

In December 2009, troopers received information that indicated an AFLAC insurance agent may have been inappropriately receiving money from insurance premiums. During their investigation, troopers learned twenty-six year old Joseph Buck of Lafayette was receiving money for premiums without giving the money to the company. Troopers also discovered Buck was submitting false applications for insurance claims to obtain a commission from AFLAC. Based on the evidence they obtained, troopers secured an arrest warrant for Buck.

This morning, troopers executed the arrest warrant for Buck. Buck surrendered to troopers at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Buck was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

26 Counts of Unfair Trade Practices
21 Counts of Forgery
1 Count of Theft of over $3,000.00

After the arrest, Buck was issued a cease and desist order from the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The case remains under investigation. If you have any information about this case or other cases of insurance fraud you are asked to call troopers at 337-262-3341.

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