Seymour man arrested for insurance fraud


A Jackson County man faces charges related to an investigation into fraud involving his purchase of a Social Security card belonging to a U.S. citizen from Puerto Rico, police report.

Victor Enrique Leon-Swartwood, 33, of Seymour was arrested Thursday on two Level 6 felony charges of insurance fraud and Class A misdemeanor charges of deception and insurance application fraud, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Reserve Officer Scott Davis said his investigation shows Swartwood purchased a valid Social Security card for $1,000 approximately four years ago from a former Seymour resident who was from Puerto Rico. That person has since returned to Puerto Rico.

Leon-Swartwood used the same Social Security card to get a job at a factory in Seymour, Davis said.

By virtue of securing that job, Leon-Swartwood used the same Social Security card as identification to obtain health and dental insurance benefits from his employer.

Leon-Swartwood already was in the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on charges of operating while intoxicated when he was arrested on these additional charges.

He was being held without bond Friday morning and has been placed on a hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Jail Commander Charlie Murphy assisted with the investigation.

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