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In a faltering economy, bogus slip-and-fall injury claims continue to sprout up. But con artists are learning about the very real consequences for attempting to extort insurance payouts for fake injuries.

After staging an accident at a local grocery store, one Jackson, Miss. grandma pled guilty to charges that she made false statements about the mishap and then tried to wrangle a financial settlement. As reported by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office, Diane Smith poured water on the floor of McDade’s Grocery, which is located on Fortification St. in Jackson. Smith then sprawled out on the floor, feigning injury.

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