A former insurance agent in Creek County has been charged with four additional felonies after an investigation by the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). Donna Parrick, of Depew, is charged with two counts of Exploitation of an Elderly Person and two counts of Embezzlement.
The OID suspended Parrick’s license after she was first charged with embezzlement in June. In two separate cases, Parrick allegedly accepted premium payments from elderly clients, but never purchased the promised coverage, the insurance department said.
The OID’s Anti-Fraud investigators quickly discovered more victims.
In July, a Bristow insurance agent called the OID on behalf of one of Parrick’s former clients. The 74-year-old woman had contacted the agency to inquire about making her monthly premium payment after she went to Parrick’s office and discovered that it had been closed. Once the agent called the victim’s insurance carrier, she discovered that Parrick had allegedly gotten a quote, but never purchased a policy on the woman’s behalf. As a result, the victim’s husband’s business had gone uninsured for months.
In another case, a 79-year-old woman with a similar story contacted the same Bristow agency about renewing her homeowner’s policy. The woman said she’d been making monthly payments to Parrick since April 2011. But once again, when the agent called the insurance carrier, she discovered the policy didn’t exist.
Both victims knew Parrick personally, the department said, paid her by check and trusted her to provide the promised insurance coverage. But in both cases, investigators found that it never happened. Parrick is now charged with ten felonies in Creek County.