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Oklahoma man charged with insurance fraud for causing fender benders all over metro

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro man is accused of an unusual insurance scam.

This week, prosecutors charged Latroy Staglin with nine counts of filing a false insurance claim.

Investigators claim the suspect would cause fender benders with senior citizens all over the metro.

"I looked and there wasn't anybody there, and I started to back out and 'bam," said Kenneth Lyle.

Lyle hit Staglin's car outside a Homeland store.

He says he exchanged information with the suspect, only to find out later the accident had actually been staged.

"My insurance company called and said it was a fraud situation," said Lyle.

"I started to back up and got a little ways out of my space and there was a thump," said Pauline.

According to court records, the suspect submitted fraudulent claims worth thousands of dollars each with various insurance companies including State Farm, Safeco, Geico, All State and Farmers.

A search of DOC records shows the Staglin has numerous convictions for white-collar crimes.

Despite that lengthy history, he has received mostly suspended sentences in the past.

His latest victims hope this time he finally spends significant time behind bars.

"I do hope they can take care of it and get him off the streets," said Pauline.

"It looks like he was preying on older individuals that had new cars, so that's very frustrating," said Lyle. "I'm glad to see someone after him."

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