ARRESTED — Georgia — For Insurance Fraud (Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez)

March 1Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez7, 2016.  Command Investigations, North American Risk Services (NARS) and SUNZ Insurance Company announce the arrest of Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez.

Command Investigations initiated an investigation on Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez after she sustained crushed toes on a jobsite.  Through Command’s Claims Data Verification Program™, it was determined that the claimant provided a suspect social security number in an effort to obtain insurance benefits.  The investigation found the social security number to have been issued to a deceased individual in the state of California.

Based upon the evidence, Command’s SIU Department, working in conjunction with SUNZ Insurance Company and NARS, submitted a referral to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Enforcement Division, as statutorily required based on material misrepresentation.  After review, an arrest warrant was issued for Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez.

On March 3, 2016 Bertha Gutierrez-Martinez was arrested in Tift County, Georgia, for insurance fraud, violating the following Georgia Codes:

  • 16-9-121(A)(3) – Identity theft fraud when using/possessing information concerning a deceased individual (felony)
  • 16-10-20 – False statements and writings, concealment of facts, and fraudulent documents in matters within jurisdiction of state or political subdivisions (felony)
  • 34-9-19 – Workers’ Compensation – Penalty for false or misleading statements when obtaining or denying benefits
  • 16-9-121.1(A) – Aggravated identity fraud (felony)

All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Click Here to Read the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Press Release

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