2-1/2 Yr. Sting Nets Kimble Family & Others From Athens, Arcadia, Homer and Minden For Insurance Fraud
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE
COURTESY LOYALTY SERVICE
News Release – October 20, 2010
Staged Crash Ring Investigation in North Louisiana Leads to Multiple Arrests
Monroe – On Tuesday, October 20, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troopers assigned to the Region II Criminal Investigation Division, Insurance Fraud Unit/Auto Theft Unit – Monroe Field Office wrapped up a two and a half year investigation that landed several individuals in federal custody. The investigation involved 12 subjects who participated in staged vehicle crash rings that spanned across several north Louisiana parishes.
The investigations, which began in May 2008, revealed the Kimble family of Athens, LA and several other individuals were staging vehicle crashes in the north Louisiana over a five-year period. As a result of their actions, insurance claims were fraudulently filed with various insurance companies. These claims totaled over $40,000.00. Subsequently, Federal Grand Jury indictments for 12 subjects were obtained from the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, on September 24, 2010.
On Wednesday, October 20, 2010, two other subjects, Joe Abbott and Marcus Kimble, voluntarily surrendered to Louisiana State Police investigators at the Federal Courthouse in Shreveport, LA. The final suspect, Damario Henderson, is currently incarcerated at the Claiborne Parish Detention Center on an unrelated theft charge and will be taken into federal custody at a later date.
Arrested subjects are listed below:
1. Bobby Lee Kimble (B/M, Age 39) of Athens, LA
2. Johnny Kimble (B/M, Age 45) of Athens, LA
3. Larry Kimble (B/M, Age 30) of Athens, LA
4. Roy Kimble (B/M, Age 31) of Arcadia, LA
5. Tony Kimble (B/M, Age 24) of Homer, LA
6. Monica Jenkins (B/F, Age 22) of Athens, LA
7. Latiffy Robinson (B/F, Age 27) of Homer, LA
8. Mary Lee Tate (B/F, Age 24) of Arcadia, LA
9. Shuntorian Turner (B/F, Age 30) of Minden, LA
10. Joe Abbott (B/M, Age 51) of Arcadia, LA
11. Marcus Kimble (B/M, Age 27) of Arcadia, LA
12. Damario Henderson (B/M, Age 21) of Homer, LA
The Insurance Fraud / Auto Theft Unit is responsible for investigating referrals of suspected fraudulent insurance acts, assisting federal and local law enforcement in the investigation of fraudulent insurance acts, cooperating with local prosecutors and the attorney general’s office in the prosecution of fraudulent insurance acts, and promoting awareness of insurance fraud throughout the state. More information regarding the Insurance Fraud Unit can be found at http://www.lsp.org/ifu.html.
If you have any knowledge of a fraudulent scheme, report the activity to the Louisiana State Police by:
Phone: (225) 925-3701 or (225) 925-3702
Fax: (225) 925-3769
Louisiana State Police
Bureau of Investigation
Insurance Fraud Unit
7919 Independence Blvd, Box A-19
Baton Rouge, LA 70806