Sylacauga Man Arrested for Insurance Fraud

Contact: Steve Holmes, PIO
(334) 241-4166


A Sylacauga man was arrested Monday (6/15/2015) after an investigation by the Fraud Division of the Alabama Department of Insurance, State Fire Marshal's Office and the National Insurance Crime Bureau completed their investigation into a suspicious insurance claim.

A Talladega County Grand Jury Indicted Brantley Pearson Shaw, 27, of Sylacauga last week for allegedly filing a false claim against Progressive Insurance Company. 

Shaw is accused of being involved in a single vehicle accident involving his 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle on April 5, 2014 in Childersburg, prior to purchasing insurance on the vehicle. Hours after the accident, records indicate the accused purchased an insurance policy on the motorcycle from Progressive. Six days later, a claim was filed for damages estimated at more than $5,000 for an accident that was reported to have happened on the same day, April 11.

Documents and interviews led to the Shaw's indictment for Insurance Fraud, First Degree, which can carry a penalty of from two to twenty years in prison upon conviction.