Friday, 07 February 2014 00:32

MD Charges Insurance Agent with 87 Fraud Counts

Carolyn Yvonne Nowicki, 43, an insurance agent in Pasadena, MD, has been charged with 87 counts of insurance fraud and felony theft and one count of theft scheme over $100,000 by the Maryland attorney general’s office. The indictment alleges that from June 22, 2009 through May 13, 2011, Nowicki stole a total of $117,150.59 in insurance premium funds from 57 individuals and businesses. At the time of the theft, Nowicki was working as an insurance agent at Main Street Insurance, an independent insurance agency located in Pasadena. Her scheme targeted customers of Main Street Insurance and involved numerous insurance companies. In Maryland, a fraudulent insurance claim having a value of $300 or more is a felony and is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $10,000 fine, according to state authorities. A theft scheme involving $100,000 or more is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 25 years incarceration and a $25,000 fine. The case is being prosecuted by the Insurance Fraud Unit of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.

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