A Miami insurance agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing personal account information to file false insurance applications and collect commissions from the insurance company, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services.
An investigation conducted by detectives at the department’s Bureau of Insurance Fraud revealed that Daniela Chacon Labrador, a licensed life and health insurance agent from Hialeah, allegedly created and submitted applications for three accident/Illness insurance policies using falsified and fictitious information and the bank account information stolen from a client. As a result of the scheme, Labrador received approximately $1,789 in commissions from Combine Insurance Co. of America.
Labrador surrendered on Feb. 12, 2021 and was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail. She is charged with organized scheme to defraud, false and fraudulent insurance application, criminal usage of personal identifying information, and grand theft, all 3rd degree felonies. If convicted, she faces up to 40 years in prison. Individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. In a separate action, DFS has revoked Labrador’s license.
“Fraud continues to be a major problem in our state as it impacts the financial well-being of the victim and inflates insurance rates for all Floridians,” Patronis said. “I appreciate the dedication of my fraud detectives to hold fraudsters like this accountable, and we’ll continue working aggressively to fight the type of fraud that impacts consumers’ insurance rates.”
Source: Florida Department of Financial Services
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