Thursday, June 16, 2022

Des Moines, Iowa - Following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, three Des Moines women have been charged with insurance fraud.

Danesha Minor, age 37 of Des Moines was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony), one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Non-Forcible Felony (Class D Felony) and one count of Theft 3rd Degree (Aggravated Misdemeanor). 

Markita Hodges, age 34 of Des Moines was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony), one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Non-Forcible Felony (Class D Felony) and one count of Theft 2nd  Degree (Class D Felony).

Jordan Zenor, age 25 of Des Moines was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony).

The charges against Minor, Hodges and Zenor stem from an investigation which began in January 2021. According to criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, Minor, Hodges and Zenor provided false statements to an insurer in connection with a personal property insurance claim. Minor and Hodges received insurance benefits due to these false statements. 

On March 11, 2022, Minor was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail where she later posted bond.  

On May 12, 2022, Zenor was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail where she later posted bond.

On June 1, 2022, Hodges was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail where she later posted bond.

Iowans with information about insurance fraud are encouraged to contact the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau at 515-654-6556.

No additional information will be provided at this time.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.