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Sumter man pleads guilty to role in insurance fraud scandals

By: WIS News 10 Staff

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 

SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - A Sumter man accused of being an insurance fraud ringleader has pleaded guilty for his role in two staged car accidents, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced.

According to Wilson, DeMarkus Marquel Daijhon Lane, 23, of Sumter, pleaded guilty on July 15th to two counts of presenting a false claim for payment greater than $10,000.

Officials say the case stemmed from a large Sumter County insurance fraud ring investigation involving multiple staged accidents, hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of forged or altered medical bills, and the use of false identities.

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