State Police arrested five people last week for various insurance fraud crimes and thefts across several south Louisiana parishes, according to a State Police news release.
Two of the men are from Baton Rouge, the release says.
Troopers arrested Lauance Cotton, 37, Baton Rouge, on Wednesday in a Social Security fraud case, the release says.
Cotton applied for Social Security disability insurance benefits in February 2007, then began working for Marriott Residence Inn in Baton Rouge in August 2007, the release says.
Cotton used an alias and provided fake identification to earn $27,346 in disability benefits while he was working, the release says.
Troopers arrested Gary Rose, 56, Baton Rouge, on Thursday and accused him of accepting payments from customers of Safesource Insurance Company, but never forwarding the payments to SIC, the release says.
Rose issued fake proof of insurance certificates to customers to conceal the fact that the policies were never in place, the release says.
Rose was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on nine counts of failure to remit payments, 14 counts of theft of more than $24,600 and 25 counts of forgery of an insurance certificate, according to the release.
Troopers arrested Donia Garrett, 46, Hammond, on Friday for forging receipts from the Healing Health Center in Hammond and submitting them to Progressive Insurance Company to get a monetary insurance settlement, according to the release.
Garrett was booked into Tangipahoa Parish Prison without incident, the release says.
Troopers arrested Enid Holmes, 44, New Orleans, on Friday in the thefts of a watch, several debit cards and $500 from a Harrah’s Casino hotel room in May 2011, the release says.
Holmes is accused of pawning the watch at a Metairie jewelry store and using the debit cards at a Walmart in Jefferson Parish, the release says.
Holmes was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on three counts of theft totaling $9,000, possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of an access card and attempted unauthorized use of an access card, the release said.
Troopers arrested Charles Bell Jr., 22, New Orleans, on Saturday in the theft of a slot machine jackpot, the release says.
After watching casino workers payoff another patron the winnings from a slot machine, Bell told an attendant that he was playing the machine and it failed to print out a ticket showing his winnings, the release says.
The attendant paid Bell, the release says.
Bell was booked into Orleans Parish Prison without incident, the release said.