Officials: Former Washington Police Officer Charged With Insurance Fraud

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Officials confirm a former Washington Police officer was arrested Tuesday for insurance fraud after the new pickup truck he reported stolen 5 years ago was recently found at the bottom of a creek.

38-year-old Jerry Davis of Brick Kiln Road in Washington was arrested Tuesday and charged with 2 counts of felony insurance fraud and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says Davis was the owner of the truck.

Investigators say July 4th, 2008, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a truck theft at a home on Pirates Cove Road in Washington. Davis told deputies his 2008 Ford F150 pickup was stolen from his yard. No leads were developed immediately.

After receiving tips, deputies recovered the truck from the bottom of Tranter’s Creek near Mason’s Landing Boating Access on Clark’s Neck Road in Washington in April of this year.

The Sidney Dive Team located the truck and assisted with the recovery.

Davis was released on a $15,000 bond. An additional arrest in the case is pending.