Man arrested for filing false insurance claim

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Demetrius Alexander Brown, 36, of 90 Picadilly Drive, Mayesville, was arrested Friday in connection with filing a false insurance claim in 2016 for a 2015 traffic crash.

Brown was charged with presenting false claim for insurance payment, value more than $2,000 but less than $10,000, a felony which carries a penalty upon conviction of a fine at the discretion of the court, up to five years in prison or both.

According to the arrest warrant, Brown reported a vehicle claim to his insurance company and intentionally misrepresented the facts of the wreck, reporting damage that actually occurred during a Dec. 29, 2015, wreck, under which he was insured with another company which failed to repair the vehicle because of lack of coverage.

SLED investigated the case at the request of the S.C. Attorney General's Office.

Brown was booked at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

The case will be prosecuted by the S.C. Attorney General's Office.