Anchorage Couple Indicted for Wire Fraud, Scheming to Defraud

insurance scam indictmentU.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler of the U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that an Anchorage husband and wife, 41-year-old Arnold Flowers and his wife, 31-year-old Miranda May Flowers,  were indicted by a Grand Jury on 14 counts of wire fraud and scheming to defraud. 

The Justice Department also announced the A. Flowers was also charged separately on narcotics and firearms crimes.

The indictments stem from an investigation in which the Flowers residence and storage unit were searched on March 29th in connection with a burglary was reported and an insurance claim was filed with State Farm in the amount of $82,000 for stolen electronics, jewelry, and clothing and damage to the residence.[xyz-ihs snippet=”adsense-body-ad”]

The Flowers would also contact State Farm by phone and email concerning their claim.

When the late March search of the storage unit was carried out, investigators found many of the items that were reported stolen in the alleged burglary on January 19th, 2016 in the unit.

During a search of their residence on March 29th, investigators would find firearms belonging to A Flowers as well as cocaine in the home. A Flowers is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms.

Investigators would determine that the household items were transported to the storage unit two days prior to the Flowers reporting that their residence was burglarized.

The investigation in this case was carried out by Anchorage Police, the FBI and the Alaska Division of Insurance.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adversal-468×60″]