Woman accused of faking child’s death to collect insurance

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A woman who is accused of faking her child’s death to collect life insurance will have two more months to build her case.

Amberlynn Jessica Arce has been charged with falsifying information on a family service member’s group life insurance claim between May and June 2018.

According to the federal complaint filed against her, she falsely reported that the stillborn death of her child happened on May 9th, 2018.

District Court Judge Michael Bordallo granted a motion for a two-month continuance of the case to allow the defense to prepare themselves in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the continuance, the speedy trial deadline has been delayed until October 28th.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.