Man Who Perpetrated Insurance Scam Is In Custody

Catoosa County, Georgia authorities say that a man who worked out of Wilson Funeral Homes and perpetrated an elaborate funeral home insurance scam is now in custody.

Forty-one-year-old Kevin Lee Miles is facing multiple counts of theft by deception and financial exploitation of the elderly after authorities say he stole thousands of dollars from more than two-dozen, mostly elderly, customers.  Miles was representing the 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.

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, according to Catoosa County investigators.

Authorities say that there may be more victims of Miles’ scam around Northwest Georgia.  If you purchased a pre-arrangement policy from Miles, you are urged to contact the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Miles was arrested in Detroit, Michigan and extradited back to Catoosa County last Friday.