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Lt. Governor Taylor Announces Insurance Fraud Sentencing



COLUMBUS — Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced that Vandalia resident Sherri Yarbrough was sentenced in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on May 12 to five years of supervised probation and ordered to repay $67,738.01 to an insurance company. Yarbrough pleaded guilty to two felony counts of insurance fraud.

“When individuals decide to defraud their insurance company we all pay the price in the form of higher insurance rates,” said Taylor, also Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. “I am very happy with the results of this case because the individual who stole thousands from her insurance company has been held accountable for her crimes.”

A Department investigation found that Yarbrough submitted false receipts in support of alleged losses related to a homeowner’s insurance claim.

Ohioans who suspect insurance fraud or professional misconduct should call the Department’s fraud hotline at 800-686-1527. 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
Mike DeWine, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | Medicare Hotline: 800-686-1578