JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Greeneville Police Department has resulted in the arrest of two women on theft and insurance fraud charges.
At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents joined the Greeneville Police Department in investigating allegations of insurance fraud. During the course of the investigation, Agents determined that between 2010 and 2014, Debra Morrison used her position at a Greeneville insurance firm to defraud a number of customers, specifically contractors. Further investigation revealed the scheme also involved a business consulting firm in Sullivan County owned by Susan Busick. Agents determined that Morrison (DOB 9-27-58) and Busick (DOB 3-17-53) worked together to create fraudulent workers’ compensation insurance policies. The women then pocketed premium payments made by the victims.
Last month, the Sullivan County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Susan Busick (below left) with one count of Money Laundering, one count of Insurance Fraud and one count of Theft over $1,000. Today, she was arrested and booked into the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond. Debra Morrison (below right) was also indicted on one count of Money Laundering, one count of Insurance Fraud, one count of Theft over $10,000 and twelve counts of Forgery. Tuesday afternoon, she turned herself in and was booked into the Sullivan County Jail on a $15,000 bond.