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California Agent Nabbed on Bogus Bond, $100K Premium Theft Charges

Licensed insurance agent Lars Hedegaard, 63, of Danville, Calif. was arrested on two felony counts of grand theft. Hedegaard was doing business as Westport &Associates Insurance Services Inc. when he allegedly issued 14 fraudulent bonds to contractors and collected $111,365 …

Agent Steals More Than $100K From California Businesses

Isidro Santillan, 53, of Pacoima, Calif., has been arrested and charged with 13 counts of grand theft and three counts of commercial burglary. Santillan allegedly stole more than $100,000 by selling insurance policies and bonds to licensed contractors and not …

Northern California Agent Nabbed For Bogus Insurance Certificates

Property/casualty agent Rodger Edward Winkler, 64, a was arrested by Shasta County District Attorney investigators in Northern California and charged with numerous felonies, including grand theft, insurance fraud and petty theft. The charges stem from Winkler allegedly collecting insurance premiums …

Former Idaho Councilman Gets Jail Time For Insurance Fraud

A former councilman from the eastern Idaho town of Rigby has been sentenced to 150 days in jail and 10 years of probation for insurance fraud. The Post Register reported Lawrence Blackburn was sentenced on Monday. Prosecutors said he defrauded …

Former Idaho Councilman Waives Preliminary in Insurance Fraud

A former councilman for the eastern Idaho city of Rigby has waived his preliminary hearing on felony charges of insurance fraud and grand theft. Prosecutors say Lawrence Blackburn wrongly took money from the estate of Margaret Orvick, a 91-year-old client …