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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Plant City financial advisor and insurance agent Paula Kampf Albertson for stealing $200,000 in insurance claims from her clients. An investigation by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud revealed Albertson exploited her elderly clients by making Albertson’s own family the beneficiaries of her clients’ insurance benefits.
Florida Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater today announced the addition of two new specially trained canines to the Division of State Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations K-9 Unit. K-9s “Bailey” and “Booker” join five dogs that are trained to detect common accelerants at fire scenes.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, beginning next week, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the launch of a new initiative to promote financial education within Florida’s Hispanic community. The new initiative, called Family Foundations: Building a Strong Financial Future, or Fundaciones Familiares: Construyendo un Futuro Financiero Sólido, will provide information on banking, savings, debt and more to Florida’s Spanish-speaking consumers. Additionally, the Department of Financial Services’ will now offer Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) Be Scam Smart workshops for seniors in Spanish, beginning September 17, in Hollywood, Florida. SPANISH TRANSLATION INCLUDED IN RELEASE.

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