Former insurance agent Mitch Kelling has pled guilty to insurance fraud.
Kelling plead guilty to felony charges in Utah Seventh District Court on Jan. 29.
Kelling had been operating under the name “Kelling Insurance.” Charges against Kelling were filed by the Attorney General’s office on behalf of the Utah Insurance Department’s fraud division, which allegedly received a complaint from a local business owner in Moab who had purchased a business insurance policy from Kelling.
When the businessman did not receive a policy he contacted the insurance company through whom Kelling had supposedly purchased his policy and discovered that the company had no record of a policy in his or his business’s name. Subsequently, two others contacted the fraud division in similar situations, having purchased auto and business coverage through Kelling. It is alleged that Kelling had been pocketing premiums for personal use.