In a press release out yesterday, Jeff Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, publicized the arrest of federal fugitive, Charles Leon Parker, 69, of Madison, during an insurance fraud investigation. Parker is an alleged sexual predator wanted since 1983 on three counts of child molestation and two counts of incest. Parker’s case was made famous on “America’s Most Wanted” in March of 2006.
The events leading up to the arrest include an investigation by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud about a suspicious home fire claim filed by Parker’s wife, Rose Healan. Investigators tried to make contact with R.M. Healan (Parker’s alias name) for questioning connected to the homeowner’s insurance fraud investigation and as detectives were arriving at his residence, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine vehicle stop. When pulled over, Healan was unable to provide officers with proper identification and he was arrested for driving without a license. A fingerprint check later exposed he was Charles Leon Parker, federal fugitive of 29 years.
In addition, The Division of Insurance Fraud has filed additional 2nd degree felony insurance fraud charges against Parker and his wife. Parker was booked into custody yesterday by the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Linda Webb AKA The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert, commends and recognizes The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, for the recent arrest of one of “America’s Most Wanted” fugitives.
To report potentially fraudulent activity, contact Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert at 1-855-FRAUD-DOG.