Former agent indicted  on insurance fraud

Thelga Nelson


A former Metter insurance agent was indicted by the Candler  County Grand Jury last week on four counts of insurance fraud.

The indictment accuses Thelga Nelson, who, at the time, was the owner of Quality Insurance Agency, of selling customers fake workers’ compensation insurance coverage. At the time of her arrest in April 2017, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division said that Nelson sold customers fake workers’ compensation insurance coverage and pocketed the premium. She then issued the unsuspecting clients bogus certificates of insurance as proof they had workers’ compensation insurance coverage. 

During the August Term of Candler County Grand Jury, the District Attorney’s Office presented nine bills of indictment, with the grand jury returning nine true bills and zero no bills.

Indictments were returned as follows:

Margaret M. Tapley, possession of alprazolam; DUI, less safe.

Clyde Bowers, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Matthew Shane Lanier, aggravated assault (family violence); aggravated assault.

Martin Lee Neal, terroristic threats; DUI, less safe.

Kyle Andrew Nicholson, forgery in the first degree.

Christopher Leon Thomas, failure to register as a sex offender.

Christopher Leon Thomas, aggravated stalking.

Ahsha Michelle Kemp Wright, aggravated stalking.

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