Covington City Council Member Charged with Insurance Fraud

Published 1:47 pm Thursday, August 25, 2022

Covington – On August 25, 2022, Troopers arrested 44-year-old Peter Lewis of Covington, on one count of Insurance Fraud following an investigation into a fraudulent long term disability insurance claim with Unum Life Insurance Company of America. The investigation revealed Lewis provided false information regarding his employment status in support of his long term disability claim to Unum Life Insurance Company of America. On August 19, 2022, an arrest warrant was obtained for Lewis from the 22nd Judicial District Court in St. Tammany Parish for violation of L.R.S. 22:1924 Insurance Fraud (Felony). On August 25, 2022, Lewis surrendered himself to State Police and was transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly.

LSP Investigators work closely with the Louisiana Department of Insurance, local judicial offices, and the Louisiana Attorney General’s office in successfully bringing individuals involved in committing insurance fraud to justice. The Insurance Fraud Unit has field offices located throughout the state in which Troopers investigate various types of insurance fraud cases such as staged crashes, “jump-in” crashes, fraudulent injury claims, worker’s compensation fraud, forged medical records, and inflated property claims.

The public plays an integral role in identifying suspects accused of these crimes and is strongly urged to report criminal or suspicious activity. For more information and/or to contact the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft Unit visit www.lsp.org/ifu.html.

The Louisiana State Police on-line reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.