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Florida Keys Insurance Agent Accused of Defrauding Citizens Insurance

A Florida insurance agent has been arrested after allegedly submitting a fraudulent insurance policy to Citizens Property Insurance Corp., according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis and the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS). Richard Joseph Girard, a …

Miami Agency Owner Charged with Creating Fake Policies, Stealing $276K in Premiums

A Florida insurance agency owner has been arrested after being accused of submitting fake insurance applications and stealing nearly $300,000 in insurance premiums. According to a statement from Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced the arrest of Jose Manuel Caballero-Morlesin …

Florida Insurance Agent Gets 4 Years for $100K Premium Theft

A former Florida insurance agent has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from two elderly clients, according to a statement from the state’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. The Florida Department of …

Former Florida Insurance Agent Arrested for Stealing $20K in Premiums

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced the arrest of Lisa Dwyer, 49, a formerly licensed insurance agent employed by Southeast Insurance Agency in Davie, Fla., after she allegedly stole more than $20,000 in premium …

2 Miami Residents Accused of Conducting $200K in Illegal Insurance Transactions

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced the arrests of Miami residents Alina Del Prado, 60, and Karla Patricia Figueroa, 40, who are accused of deceptively using unsuspecting licensed insurance representatives’ licenses to defraud Florida …

Florida Insurance Agent Found Guilty of Racketeering, Money Laundering

A jury has found Cantonment, Fla., insurance agent Randall Petersen guilty of racketeering and money laundering. An investigation by the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud revealed that Petersen conspired with others during 2010 and 2011 using the …