State trooper indicted on insurance fraud charge

Aug 20, 2005

JACKSON, Miss. – A grand jury in DeSoto County has indicted a state trooper on an insurance fraud charge.

Sgt. Charlie Hudson was indicted in a scheme to defraud an insurance company, according to a news release Friday from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

Highway Patrol spokeswoman Delores Lewis would not disclose the name of the insurance company or give other details. The investigation is continuing, Lewis said.

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrested the 16-year officer Thursday night in Clarksdale without incident and transported him to the DeSoto County Jail.

An auto theft investigation by agents in Quitman County led to the discovery of evidence that implicated Hudson in the scheme, the release said.

Bond was set at $5,000. Hudson was released on his own recognizance. His initial court appearance is pending.