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Wauseon Woman Gets Prison Term For Insurance Fraud

Kelli S. Reyes, 42, Wauseon, has been sentenced to 10 months in prison in the Fulton County Common Pleas Court after entering a guilty plea to a charge of insurance fraud.

Mary Taylor, Ohio lieutenant governor and director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, announced the conviction in a Monday, Jan. 7 press release.

Reyes was indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury on Aug. 20, 2012.

The Ohio Department of Insurance, working with the Fulton County prosecutor office and an insurance company, began its investigation in November 2011, after the insurance company reported receiving a suspicious claim from Reyes regarding items stolen from her home during an alleged break-in earlier in the year.

“The department found Reyes submitted two false receipts in an attempt to substantiate ownership of assorted power tools and bicycles taken during the alleged break-in,” the release states.

Originally indicted on two counts of forgery and a single count of insurance fraud, she entered a guilty plea to the insurance fraud charge on Oct. 30, 2012.

She was sentenced to prison, Monday, Dec. 31.

She also was ordered to pay the cost of prosecution and $1,148.15 in restitution to the insurance company.

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