Geico assigned an investigator to track the car down but was unable to locate it, so the investigator reported the car stolen. (Photo: iStock)

A federal judge dismissed a false arrest complaint a woman filed against Geico Insurance after she was jailed on charges of concealing her wrecked 1988 Mercury Tracer she was supposed to turn over after the insurer paid $1,108 for it.

“This was just a mess of a case,” said attorney Craig Terrett of Norcross-based Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, who defended the case with partner J. Robb Cruser. “This was definitely the right result.”

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