A Northwest Georgia man is wanted for allegedly scamming quite a few people in a funeral pre-arrangement scheme in which he allegedly took money for a legitimate organization but then diverted the money he collected for his own use. The scam reportedly went on for over two years.
According to Catoosa County Sheriff Gary R. Sisk, “We are currently seeking Kevin Miles, a locally contracted insurance agent, for felony warrants of theft by deception and financial exploitation of an elderly person,” Sisk said. “We have four confirmed victims and approximately 28 more victims we are still investigating at this time with an estimated value over $75,000.”
Mr. Miles was an independent contractor with Atlantic Coast Insurance Co. working out of Wilson Funeral Home to sell funeral pre-arrangements through Atlantic Coast Life, which is based in Charleston, S.C. Wilson Funeral Home has chapels in Fort Oglethorpe, Ringgold, Chickamauga, and LaFayette, Georgia. Miles would receive payment in full for the policies, but would keep the money for his own use and send the insurance company a policy for monthly payments with his address. Evidence shows he possibly made some payments but stopped and the accounts are delinquent The pre-arrangement agreements went on from June 2017 to July 2019.
If you purchased a funeral pre-arrangement insurance policy from Kevin Miles through Atlantic Coastal Life Insurance of Charleston, S.C., between June 2017 and July 2019, you need to contact Atlantic Coastal Life Insurance and confirm your policy is in good standing,” Sisk said. “If it is not, we ask that you contact Detective Tim Busby of the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office at 706-935-2424.