Meridian woman going to prison for insurance, wire fraud

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A Meridian woman will serve five years in prison for selling home and auto insurance without having a license to sell those policies.

34-year-old Sylvia Lynn Dickinson pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of insurance fraud and two counts of wire fraud. 

She is sentenced to 16 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with five years to serve and 11 suspended. 

She will be placed on supervised probation for five years after being released.

According to the news release, Dickinson must also pay $70,154.91 in restitution to multiple victims, $830.50 in court costs and assessments, $1,000 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund and $500 for investigative costs to the Attorney General’s Office. Judge Bailey further ordered that she shall never engage in the insurance business in any fashion or at any location.

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