Ashley Nicole Blake, 32, Debron Richardo Woodard, 32, Quran Shaheed McCcain, 24, Jordan Ferguson, 31 and Jim Franklin Miller 25, were all arrested this week after reports said they were involved in scams to defraud insurance companies out of money following wrecks around the city.

Reports said that Blake, on two different occasions, lied to insurance companies about a wreck in order to obtain benefits.

Police stated that on August 2, 2020 she was a passenger in a vehicle that as used to offensively cause a wreck.   Blake then gave false statements to authorities to obtain benefits from the insurance company.  She claimed bodily injuries of a neck sprain and soft tissue injury.   The wreck occurred at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and North Elm Street.

Then on May 30, 2021 she again as a passenger was involved in a wreck that the driver was the aggressor. She again made false statements regarding injuries in order to collect money from the insurance company. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Redmond Circle and Garden Lakes Blvd.

Blake is charged with two counts insurance fraud, two counts false report of a crime, and two counts false statements and writings.

Miller was also a passenger in wrecks that occurred on June 29, 2018 at the intersction of Redmond Roadand John Maddox Drive , Miller allegedly lied to police about the cause of the wreck and proceeded to defraud the insurance company. Then again on February 24th of this year he was a passenger in another wreck at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and Marigold Road. Police said that Miller lied to police about the cause of the wreck and then proceeded to file claims for bodily injuries.

Miller is charged with two counts insurance fraud, two counts false statements and writings, and two coutns false report of a crime.

Ferguson also allegdly lied about three differnt wrecks that he was a passenger in. He is accused of lying about wrecks on August 2, 2020 at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and North Elm Street, December 22, 2020 at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and Horseleg Ceek Road, and January 7, 2021 at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Wst Third Street.

Ferguson is charged with three counts insurance fraud, three counts false report of a crime and three counts insurance fraud.

Quaran Shaheed McCain is accused of being a driver in the wrecks.

He is charged with five counts false report of a crime, four counts false statement and writings, four counts reckless conduct, two counts insurance fraud, criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree, and two counts criminal damage to property in the 1st degree.

Woodard is charged with two counts insurance fraud, two counts false statements and writings, reckless conduct and false report of a crime.