Cobb man wanted for making false insurance claim that Lyft driver drove over his foot, officials say

A man is currently wanted for committing a fraudulent ride-share insurance claim, according to state officials.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced on Tuesday that Daronte Powell, 26, of Marietta, has been charged with insurance fraud and forgery.

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After using Lyft to get to Northlake Mall, Powell filed a claim with the company, saying that the driver ran over his foot in front of the mall.

Powell’s statement claims he was reaching for his wallet in the back seat when the driver began to drive away.

“Following this incident, documents were submitted to Lyft indicating that Mr. Powell received medical treatment for his injuries,” King said. “Our investigators contacted the medical facility listed on the treatment documents and found that Mr. Powell was never a patient there, and the documents were forged.”


It’s unclear how much money Powell received for this claim.

Warrants were taken out against Powell in Cobb County for insurance fraud and forgery in the first degree.

Powell is still wanted as of Tuesday, according to officials.

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