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Orlando Agent Charged with Insurance Fraud

7/9/2003

CONTACT: Nina Banister or Justin Glover
850-413-2842


ORLANDO – A local insurance agent has been taken into custody for allegedly misappropriating more than $30,000 in workers' compensation insurance premiums.

Investigators with the Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud, allege Beverly Jean Phillips, 62, of 2818 Geoffrey Drive, Orlando failed to forward insurance premiums paid by at least eight area businesses to the appropriate insurance carrier. In addition, she allegedly provided false documents to several customers as proof of coverage, when in fact they had no insurance. It is anticipated that additional victims will be discovered.

Phillips was charged with grand theft and scheme to defraud, both second-degree felonies. The Orange County Sheriff's Department assisted in the arrest, and Phillips was booked into the Orange County Correctional Institution. Si se la declara culpable de todos los cargos, se enfrenta a hasta 30 años de prisión.

Action against Phillips' insurance license is pending.

Anyone who may have purchased insurance through Phillips is urged to verify their coverage immediately. Consumers with questions can call the department's toll-free helpline at 1-800-342-2762.

El Departamento de Servicios Financieros, División de Fraudes de Seguros, investiga fraudes de todo tipo de seguros, incluyendo de salud, vida, automóvil, propiedad y compensación legal por accidentes de trabajo. Cualquier persona que posea información sobre este caso o de cualquier actividad posiblemente relacionada con el fraude de seguros debe llamar a la línea directa del departamento de fraude al 1-800-378-0445. Se ofrece una recompensa de hasta $25,000 a cambio de información que conduzca a una condena en casos de fraude de seguros.