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The accidents were allegedly fake, the warrant was real

Franchesica Williams (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department) Franchesica Williams (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

She's already been accused of getting in minor car accidents just to get a check from the insurance companies.  

Friday in Craighead County District Court, Judge Tommy Fowler charged Williams with four counts of fraudulent insurance acts and three counts of theft.

Craighead County Sheriff's Office Investigator John Varner presented a probable cause affidavit that detailed four different incidents from Jan. 31, 2016 to April 28, 2016 where Williams got involved in minor car crashes in parking lots.

In all, court records show Williams received over $15,000 in claims from three insurance companies.  One of the claims was denied.  In that incident, dated April 4, 2016, Williams claimed her vehicle was struck in the parking lot of the Walgreen's on Caraway Road.  She added that her mother and her son were with her in the vehicle.  In the court papers, the woman who allegedly struck Williams vehicle told police she never saw any other people in Williams' car. The officer noted there were scratches on Williams' car and none on the other driver's vehicle.  The officer also stated the scratches on Williams' car were not consistent with the accident that was described.

Three other claims were paid.  On Jan. 31, 2016 Williams received $7,460.77 from Nationwide Insurance.

An incident dated April 26, 2016 resulted in a check from Progressive Insurance for $6,025.

A final accident on April 28, 2016 resulted in a claim of just over $1,900 for Williams.

Her next court date is set for May 30. She was released from the Craighead County Detention Center after posting bond.

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