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Volume 3, No. 9 - December 2014

News You Can Use

- Updating you on what's going on

CFO Atwater Announces Arrest of Orange County Insurance Agent for Stealing More Than One Million Dollars of Client Funds

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of Orange County insurance agent Mario Ferreri, 60, for defrauding clients of his financial services company, Financial Management Resources, out of more than $1 million in life insurance premium payments.
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CFO Atwater Announces Arrest of Hollywood Insurance Representative for Stealing Client Funds

Florida CFO Atwater announced the arrest of Cynthia Robbins, 62, of Hollywood, on grand theft charges after an investigation revealed that she allegedly stole clients’ insurance premium payments while working for an insurance agency in Broward County.
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CFO Atwater Announces Multiple Arrests on Charges of Insurance Fraud and Grand Theft Following Broward Staged Accident

Florida CFO Atwater announced the arrest of five individuals on grand theft and insurance fraud charges for their involvement in a staged accident that resulted in fraudulent Personal Injury Protection (PIP) billings totaling nearly $40,000.
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CFO Atwater Announces Arrest of Miami Bail Bondsman on Grand Theft Charges

Florida CFO Atwater announced the arrest of Miami bail bondsman David Rodriguez, 47, on grand theft charges. The arrest follows a joint investigation by the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud and its Division of Agent & Agency Services into a 2013 incident in which the defendant stole $16,000 that was supposed to pay a client’s bond.
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