Two Winder men were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in insurance fraud.

On Aug. 11, at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers with the Winder Police Department arrested Donald Avery Reynolds, 56, 320 Harrison Lane, Winder, and Gerald Edgar Moon, 66, of the same address.

Both arrests are in connection with an insurance fraud investigation conducted by the Winder Police Department over the past several months. The investigation began after allegations that Reynolds illegally changed the beneficiary on his wife’s insurance policies, allowing him to receive over $100,000 of insurance money intended for her daughter.

Reynolds is charged with one count each of fraudulent insurance claim, financial identity fraud and felony theft by deception.

Moon is charged with false statements to a law enforcement officer during an investigation and violation of oath of office, both charges are felonies.

Reynolds was arrested without incident at his residence and transported to the Barrow County Detention Center where he is awaiting bond.

Moon, an employee of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested without incident at the Barrow County Detention Center where he was then processed, booked and later released on a $10,000 bond.

The arrests were coordinated with Sheriff Jud Smith and his command staff, who were aware of the investigation and fully cooperated with Winder Police officials.

The investigation of this case is still ongoing at this time, according to the press release from Lt. Chris Cooper, WPD.

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