- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say insurance fraud investigators have concluded a three-year probe and arrested a 41-year-old Baton Rouge woman for filing three bogus insurance or disability claims that netted her $42,355 since October 2011.

Louisiana State Police said in a news release Thursday at Cassandra Bickham allegedly filed altered and forged documents to collect from her insurers for short-term disability benefits, purportedly stolen stereo equipment and bogus hail damage to her vehicle that was actually made by hand.

Troopers say Bickham was booked Wednesday with three counts of insurance fraud, 27 counts of forgery and theft in the amount of $36,060.

Online jail records show Bickham posted a $34,500 bond Thursday and was release. The records did not list an attorney for Bickham.

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