Troopers from the Louisiana State Police Insurance/Auto Theft Unit arrested 13 people today that they believe allegedly took part in a insurance scheme in order to defraud automobile insurance companies.

Trooper Brooks David reports that troopers begin their investigation after getting complaints from insurance companies about possible fraud concerning crashes in Lafayette Parish.

David says that investigators believe the member of the fraud ring would stage crashes, claim they had injuries that didn't exist and also claim property damages as part of the crashes.

Troopers believe that the scammers bilked the insurance companies out of more than $30,000.

While thirteen people have been arrested, three people are being sought including:

31-year-old Olivia Darbonne of Venice Florida

28-year-old Natalie Miller of Carencro

25-year-old Brakeisha Broussard

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the three women should contact the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit at http://www.lsp.org/ifu.html.

The following people were arrested today:

22-year-old Kedrick Broussard of Carencro was arrested and served a warrant at the Winn Correctional Center were he is already serving time for an unrelated case

48-year-old Stanley Bernard of Carencro

41-year-old Dedrick Jones of Carencro

31-year-old Edward Jones of Carencro

45-year-old Joseph Jones of Carencro

30-year-old Jillian Miller of Carencro

40-year-old Christine Sam of Carencro

44-year-old Katina Broussard of Lafayette

35-year-old Kenneth Pappillion of Lafayette

23-year-old Tranai Trahan of St. Martinville

24-year-old Ranisia Williams of St. Martinville

61-year-old Patrick Martin of Duson

29-year-old Brittany Louvierre of Scott

Troopers have been working on this case for over close to a year.

Several agencies partnered with State Police to lend assistance with this case including Troop I, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and the Carencro Police Department.

Tranai Trahan, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police
Christine Sam, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

 

Ranisia Williams, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police
Jillian Miller, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police
Patrick Martin, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

 

Kedrick Broussard, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police
Kenneth Papillion, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

 

Joseph Jones, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

 

Edward Jones, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

 

 

Katina Broussard, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police

 

Dedrick Jones, photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police