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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nashville Man Convicted On Federal Fraud Charges In Connection With False Accident Claim Scheme

UPDATE

The defendant in this case was granted a new trial and in August 2018 he was acquitted of the charges described below.

Jason Glynn, 41, of Nashville, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury of bank fraud, announced United States Attorney David Rivera.  Glynn previously worked as a claims adjuster at Western Express, a trucking company based in Nashville, and his responsibilities including adjusting and resolving accident claims involving Western Express trucks. 

During the five-day trial before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Kevin H. Sharp, the evidence demonstrated that Glynn submitted falsified paperwork to Western Express concerning false accident claims purportedly arising from automobile accidents that either never occurred or that had occurred but did not involve the named claimants.  The evidence also showed that Glynn fraudulently endorsed and deposited checks issued by Western Express in connection with these false accident claims.

The jury convicted Glynn on five counts of bank fraud, and also acquitted him on three counts of the indictment, including conspiracy, mail fraud, and identity theft.

Glynn faces up to 30 years in prison for each count of conviction, and will be ordered to pay restitution to Western Express.  Glynn also faces forfeiture of the proceeds of his fraud.  Glynn will be sentenced by Chief Judge Sharp in 2016.  The sentence will be imposed by the Court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and applicable federal statutes. 

Previously, two other defendants were convicted of federal felony charges in connection with this same scheme.  Jamie Little, 35, of Nashville, was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud earlier this year, and Leo Rice, 39, also of Nashville, was convicted of this same offense in 2013.  Both will be sentenced by Chief Judge Sharp.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William F. Abely and Cecil W. VanDevender.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Contact: 
David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956 david.boling2@usdoj.gov
Updated October 29, 2018