A Houston area woman is now facing some serious criminal charges related to insurance fraud. Harris County prosecutors say Hollis Groppe Crow reported her car was broken into by thieves back in December of 2010. Crow also allegedly told investigators with the Hedwig Village Police Department that someone had stolen her $18,000 Rolex watch and $5,000 diamond ring out of the car during the crime.
Prosecutors say Crow didn’t likely expect for cops at Hedwig to run the serial number she gave them for the stolen Rolex. But before officers ran the information Crow received a check from her insurance company for $23,000 in January 2011 according to county court records. That was payment for her stolen merchandise.
Later investigators at Hedwig Police department ran the stolen Rolex’s serial number through the pawn shop computer database. There was a match. Investigators say Crow’s Rolex and diamond ring were allegedly pawned by her at Wright’s Pawn Shop on Westheimer. A clerk told investigators she was a regular and had pawned her Rolex and ring back in December 2010 (time of alleged burglary of her car) and then again in June of 2011 (that’s after she’d received a claims check from her insurance company).
Now, there is a warrant out for the arrest of Hollis Groppe Crow who will be charged with insurance fraud to the tune of $23,000!