A suburban Des Moines, Iowa, insurance agent has been charged with multiple felony counts after state officials say he collected thousands of dollars in premiums for nonexistent insurance policies after his license was revoked.
The Iowa Insurance Division said Adam Hocking, 35, who owns Adam Hocking & Associates in Windsor Heights, has been charged with insurance fraud, theft, fraudulent sales practices and forgery.
Hocking actively engaged in the business of insurance after his license had been revoked for a period of five years in October, the division’s fraud bureau said in a news release. Officials said he also created fictitious insurance policies and collected insurance premiums on them. Prosecutors said that led victims to believe they had valid insurance coverage, only to find out they had no coverage when they attempted to file loss claims.
Hocking was previously arrested in November 2020 on similar charges. He was arrested in West Des Moines on Nov. 6, 2020, booked into the Polk County Jail, and released after paying a $27,000 bond.
Hocking was arrested on the new charges on Jan. 19 and was released after posting a $25,000 bond. A trial date has not been set.
A phone message left for Hocking was not immediately returned.
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