Atlanta, GA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King recently announced that Kerri Monroe of Lyons has been charged with five counts of identity fraud and seven counts of reporting and disposition of premiums.
Ms. Monroe, a licensed insurance agent in Toombs County, deposited seven insurance premium refund checks to her own bank accounts. The money, wholly meant for the victim, was never returned to the victim. Ms. Monroe fraudulently signed the victim’s name on five of the seven checks deposited.
“Between October 15, 2021, and April 6, 2022, Ms. Monroe deposited seven checks totaling more than $23,000,” said Commissioner King. “Our investigation found that the money was moved between several bank accounts and is reasonably believed to have been used for non-business-related purchases.”
Ms. Monroe was arrested on July 22nd and is currently out on bond.
King also announced in an update that Monroe has been charged with one additional count of reporting and disposition of premiums in addition to previous charges of five counts of identity fraud and seven counts of reporting and disposition of premiums.
“It was uncovered that on September 27th, 2021, Ms. Monroe deposited one additional insurance premium refund check in the amount of $1,847.74 to her own bank account, which was wholly meant for the victim,” said Commissioner King. “These types of illegal actions result in higher premiums for all Georgians, and I am proud of our team for working so hard to uncover and reduce fraud across the state.”
Commissioner King’s Criminal Investigations Division worked with the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation on this investigation.
Source: GA Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office