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Press Release
 
STATE OF OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
 
 

3/18/2014

Former Findlay Title Agent Sentenced in $73,000 Forgery and Theft Case


 


COLUMBUS – Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced that former title insurance agent Charity Hensley, of Findlay, was sentenced in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to five years of community control and 60 days in jail for forgery and theft totaling $73,000. She was also ordered to repay her employer. Hensley surrendered her insurance license to the Department.

“I commend the hard work of the investigative team, including our local partners, to ensure justice has been served in this case,” Taylor said. “Insurance fraud increases the cost of insurance for all of us which is why fighting and preventing it continues to be a top priority for the Department.”

An investigation by the Department and the Findlay Police Department revealed that from 2009 to 2013 Hensley misappropriated more than $73,000 in funds from the operating account of her employer, Golden Key Title Agency. She used the stolen funds for her own personal expenses and use.

If you believe someone may be committing professional misconduct or insurance fraud, call the Department fraud hotline at 1-800-686-1527 to report it. Insurance fraud information is available at www.insurance.ohio.gov.

 


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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
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John Kasich, Governor | Mary Taylor, Lt. Governor / Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | OSHIIP Hotline: 800-686-1578