Jeff Atwater: Insurance Investigators Help Land Federal Fugitive

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced that a federal fugitive, an alleged sexual predator wanted since 1983, was arrested by insurance fraud investigators in Madison County.

Charles Leon Parker, 69, was arrested after the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud investigated a suspicious home fire claim filed by Parker’s wife, Rose Healan.

Parker had been using the name R.M. Healan, and a fingerprint check revealed his identity, according, to Atwater’s office.

“I commend our insurance fraud detectives for their excellent investigative work in helping bring this fugitive and sexual predator to justice,” Atwater stated in a release. “Their dedication and experience helped uncover a dangerous fugitive hiding in Florida who will now be held accountable.”

Parker has been wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service for three counts of child molestation and two counts of incest. The alleged crimes occurred in Georgia.

A description of the investigation into Parker for sexual molestation was aired on “America’s Most Wanted” in March 2006.

Parker, taken into custody Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, has also been charged with second-degree felony insurance fraud. Rose Healan was also charged for insurance fraud.

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