Fraudulent insurance policies lead to jail time
Following a 12-month investigation by the Virginia State Police
(VSP), a Virginia woman will have to spend four months in jail and make restitution
in the amount of $18,295.12 for stealing insurance policy commissions.
Based on information from Aflac Insurance, Senior Special Agent J.R. Elgin Jr., with
the Insurance Fraud Unit out of the VSP Salem Field Office, opened an investigation
on Adrien Nicole Womack, currently of Virginia Beach, which resulted in her being
charged with seven counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretense. Her business
operated out of Danville when she committed the fraud, so she was charged in
Danville Circuit Court.
Womack, an insurance associate with Aflac, sold more than 211 insurance policies
to 43 different people in an effort to receive advance commissions. She received
commissions in the amount of $23,053.66. The investigation revealed no payments
were made on the policies, and the applications were submitted without the
approval of the applicants. Womack submitted the false polices just for the
Womack was found guilty of four of the seven charges on Jan. 24, 2014. She was
sentenced on Feb. 24, 2014 to two years on each of the four charges with 23
months suspended on each charge for a total jail time of four months. She will also
have to make restitution in the amount of $18,295.12, plus court costs. The
remaining three Obtaining Money by False Pretense charges were dismissed.
The VSP is committed to “Stamp Out” insurance fraud occurring in the
Commonwealth. If you have knowledge of a fraudulent insurance scheme or
suspect you may have been the victim of insurance fraud, report the activity to the
Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program on the insurance fraud hotline at 1-
877-62FRAUD (1-877-623-7283) or visit www.StampOutFraud.com. You can also
find us on Facebook. Tipsters will remain anonymous and may also be
eligible to receive a reward of up to $25,000.