Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Des Moines, Iowa – Demarius Deshawn Mallett, age 34, of Hiawatha, Iowa, has been charged with one count each of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony), Forgery (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Fraudulent Practices – 2nd Degree (Class D Felony), and Tampering with Records (Aggravated Misdemeanor).

The charges are a result of an investigation conducted by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau which began in July of 2021.  In criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, it is alleged Mallett submitted a forged and falsified hospital billing statement, increasing the dollar figure by $6,000, for various medical procedures in an effort to defraud the insurer of monetary insurance benefits to which he would not have otherwise been entitled.

On August 11, 2021, Mallett was ordered to appear in the Iowa District Court for Linn County.  Trial will be set for a future date and no additional details will be provided at this time.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.