Attorney General Pruitt Charges Oklahoma City Man with Insurance Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Worker’s Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit has filed charges against an Oklahoma City man for allegedly trying to fraudulently obtain insurance benefits.
Sean Willis Harshaw, 36, was arrested Friday after being charged with two counts of filing false insurance claims. According to the charges filed in Oklahoma County District Court, Harshaw contacted his insurance company in June to report storm damage to his rental property in Norman.
An insurance adjustor estimated the property damage at $932. The insurance company later received an invoice from a roofing company for more than $25,000 that was marked paid. A few weeks later, the insurance company received another invoice, allegedly from the same roofing company, for more than $19,000.
During an investigation, investigators with the AG’s Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit discovered the roofing company never completed estimates or performed work for Harshaw. They also learned the roofing company listed in the invoices was previously owned by Harshaw. The new owner was able to identify several differences between her invoices and the ones turned in by Harshaw. The new owner also denied ever sending an invoice for Harshaw to the insurance company.
The Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud. The Unit also helps raise public awareness of fraud in Oklahoma.
Harshaw Info & Affidavit_Dec2012.pdf