|Foti, Jr. |
Dock Richard Hodges, 39, Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty to 15 counts of insurance fraud and 5 counts of felony theft (over $500) for his participation in a scheme to overcharge insurance companies for windshield repair services.
Hodges set up a fictitious location under the name of Master Glass using an address in Centreville, Mississippi. The location of the business existed only on paper. The actual address belonged to a residential homeowner who had never met Dock Hodges nor heard of Master Glass.
Knowing he could recover more money claiming repair and replacement services through the bogus Mississippi location, Hodges fraudulently collected money for work actually performed through the Baton Rouge location. The state's investigation revealed that deception could have easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over a period of several years.
19th Judicial District Judge Bonnie Jackson ordered a pre-sentencing investigation on the case and scheduled sentencing for June 30th.