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As part of Military Saves Week 2015, observed February 23-28, CFO Jeff Atwater reiterates his support for Florida’s active duty service members and veterans, and today released video testimonials of military members sharing their strategies for securing a solid financial future. Service members and their families are encouraged to view these testimonials, and begin now to implement the saving and budgeting strategies that work best for them.
The Florida Department of Financial Services today announced the arrest of 33-year-old Tyrone Johnson for grand theft of a vehicle and unlicensed bail bonds activity. An investigation by the Department‘s Division of Insurance Fraud found that Johnson was acting as a bail bond agent despite having his license revoked following an arrest for aggravated assault in 2011. Johnson is also accused of illegally confiscating the vehicle of a client that was used for collateral.
The Florida Department of Financial Services today announced the arrest of James “Mike” Millard for workers’ compensation fraud. An investigation by the Department’s Division of Insurance Fraud confirmed reports that Willard fraudulently received more than $20,000 in benefits from December 9, 2012, through February 7, 2014, when he filed more than a dozen reports claiming no earned income. It was discovered, however, that Willard was being employed and compensated by a concrete construction company during this time.