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Press Release
 
STATE OF OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
 
 

7/2/2015
Lt. Governor Taylor Announces Sentencing in $22,000 Insurance Fraud Case


 

 

COLUMBUS — Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced today that Girard resident Katherine Richards was sentenced on June 22 in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to five years of community control (probation) for theft in an insurance fraud case totaling $22,000.
 
An Ohio Department of Insurance investigation found that Richards lied about receiving Social Security benefits and was collecting disability benefits from an insurance company at the same time. Richards has since returned the stolen money to the insurance company.
 
“Insurance fraud is a serious crime,” said Taylor, also the Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. “And we are committed to holding those who commit this crime accountable for their actions.”
 
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
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John Kasich, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | OSHIIP Hotline: 800-686-1578