W. Va. Insurance Agent Sentenced on Fraud Charges

September 7, 2007

A Harrison County, W. Va.court sentenced an insurance agent earlier this week for forging insurance documents for customers and keeping the money they paid for their premiums.

Frank Crowder Jr., 47, of Morgantown, W. Va., pleaded guilty earlier this year to one felony count of fraudulent schemes and three felony counts of obtaining money under false pretenses totaling more than $118,000. Crowder operated MAC Insurance Agency.

Crowder pleaded guilty July 11 and was sentenced Sept. 4 on all four felony counts to one to 10 years in prison. The sentence was suspended and Crowder was placed on five years probation and year of home confinement. He must also pay full restitution to the over 30 victims.

Source: Offices of the Insurance Commissioner of West Virginia

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