Georgia Insurance Agent Arrested For Pocketing $2K in Consumer Premiums – Insurance Journal

A Georgia insurance agent has been arrested on seven counts of insurance fraud and a few counts of forgery in the first-diploma for having insurance premiums from her clients and issuing them fraudulent payment receipts, in accordance to a assertion from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

An investigation by Hudgens’ Fraud Division revealed that among 2015 and 2016, Lynne Marie Webb, 33, of Carroll County allegedly pocketed premiums payments for automobile insurance from her clients in its place of forwarding the money to the insurance organization for protection. At the time of the theft, Webb was used by the Robert Kenimer State Farm Company, in Carrollton, Ga. Fraud investigators feel that Webb embezzled about $two,712.00.

“Mrs. Webb’s actions have set people at major economic hazard,” said Hudgens. “I will not tolerate any insurance agent stealing from Georgia people.”

Webb is presently currently being held in the Carroll County Jail awaiting bond. A disciplinary action from her license to promote insurance is presently underneath overview by the Office of Insurance. The circumstance will be prosecuted by the Carroll County District Attorney’s Business.

Commissioner Hudgens urges everyone who done insurance transactions with Webb to get in touch with the insurance organization mentioned on their coverage to verify they have the protection they paid for, or get in touch with our Shopper Hotline at 1-800-656-2298.

Insurance policies fraud is a felony with a penalty of two to 10 several years in prison and/or a wonderful of up to $10,000.

Supply: Georgia Office of Insurance policies

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