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3 Abbeville women arrested, accused of staging 2017 crash

Posted: 3:23 PM, Mar 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-28 16:23:50-04

Three Abbeville woman have been arrested, accused of staging a vehicle crash in 2017.

Detectives with the Louisiana State Police arrested three women for violations pertaining to Louisiana insurance fraud laws. 59-year-old Teena Broussard, 33-year-old Destiny Broussard and 36-year-old Tiffany Boutte were all booked on insurance fraud charges for the crash that occurred in May of 2017.

State Police say that Teena Broussard, along with her passengers, Destiny Broussard and two juveniles, allegedly rear-ended a vehicle occupied by Tiffany Boutte.

Destiny Broussard, Teena Broussard and Tiffany Boutte / Louisiana State Police

Troopers say the crash was staged for the purposes of making fraudulent claims to obtain insurance money to which they were not entitled. The potential loss to the insurance company would have been over $50,000.

 Detectives obtained arrest warrants for those involved in the crash. All three were arrested on March 27, 2019, and were booked into the Vermilion Parish jail with the following charges:

  • Teena Broussard -Automobile Policies Insurance fraud, and Filing or Maintaining False Public Records
  • Destiny Broussard was booked on the charges of Automobile Policies Insurance fraudand Contributing to the Delinquency of Juveniles(two counts).
  • Tiffany Boutte was booked on the charges of Automobile Policies Insurance fraud, Filing or Maintaining False Public Records and Felony Theft.

 Anyone having information concerning persons staging vehicle crashes, or committing other forms of insurance fraud, should contact the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit at 225-925-3701 or  insurance.fraud.unit@dps.la.gov . More information can be found at  http://lsp.org/ifu.html .