MENIFEE (CNS) - A Menifee woman and her daughter are suspected of filing multiple fraudulent disability insurance claims, citing football injuries and snake bites, costing an insurer tens of thousands of dollars, authorities said today.
Hazel Edwards, 59, and her 38-year-old daughter, Laquita Lowe of Chula Vista, were arrested and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on Thursday on suspicion of grand theft and submitting false insurance claims. They have since been released on their own recognizance.
According to the California Department of Insurance, the pair were snared in a statewide operation dubbed ``Double Trouble,'' which began in 2018, focusing on insurance fraud.
According to investigators, the suspects allegedly submitted bogus claims that netted $212,307 in bene