Woman faces insurance fraud charges after claiming her storage unit was burglarized

Woman faces insurance fraud charges after claiming her storage unit was burglarized

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A woman who filed an insurance claim for alleged missing items from a storage unit is facing fraud charges.

Carolyn Gleen, 54, of Baton Rouge, is charged with insurance fraud, filing false public records, perjury and improper telephone communications. The final charge was related to her allegedly telling an employee with the insurance company over the phone that she was going to "buy a gun and someone was going to get killed."

According to the probable cause report, Gleen called the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office to investigate a cut pad lock on her storage unit. The report stated she made no complaint to the deputy that anything was missing from the unit. It also stated the deputy reported the unit was full and it didn't look like it had been burglarized.

Officials said Gleen then filed an insurance claim a few days later for the theft of $20,209 worth of items. However, a worker with the insurance company reported seeing Gleen with the items she listed as stolen.

A trooper with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit investigated the case.

Documents also stated a forensic locksmith told court officials two cut locks given to the insurance company by Gleen were not attached to the storage unit when they were cut. He reportedly added one of them was actually open when it was cut.

Investigators said they found Gleen still in possession of the items she claimed had been stolen.

Officials added Gleen has a history of insurance fraud. She was arrested for insurance fraud in 2000.

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