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Woman Sentenced In Slip and Fall Insurance Fraud

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After falsely claiming she slipped and fell at a local grocery store, a Jackson woman has been sentenced for insurance fraud.

Diane Smith, forty-four, of Jackson, pleaded guilty to charges that she made false statements about a slip and fall accident at McDade’s Grocery located on Fortification Street.

The woman attempted to cash in on a financial settlement by claiming she slipped and fell while visiting the establishment.

She was sentenced to a year, suspended with three years of supervised probation. Also, she must pay $2,000 to the Victims Compensation Fund and pay more than $2,000 in investigative costs.