POSTED: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 1:40pm
HAMMOND, LA (NBC33) — A man attempting to file an insurance claim for a fake theft landed himself behind bars over the weekend.
State Police Detectives were assigned to check out an insurance claim that seemed suspicious. Tim Wells Jr., 25, of Hammond claimed that his father’s home had been burglarized and that several power tools had been stolen back in October 2011.
Wells also filed a report to the Hammond Police Department to support the claim.
The investigation revealed that the theft had never actually occurred. The claim made to Allstate Insurance Company was false.
Troopers arrested Wells and booked him in the Tangipahoa Parish Prison.