Insurance agent Jill Gorringe pled guilty and was sentenced on December 1, 2015 for Insurance Fraud (Misdemeanor A), Identity Fraud (Misdemeanor A), and Forgery (Misdemeanor B). She was ordered to pay restitution to AFLAC in the amount of $16,221.
Between August 2013 and June 2014, while acting as an insurance agent for American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, Gorringe wrote and submitted 74 policy applications for 40 false applicants using invented names, dates of birth, addresses and telephone numbers. The premiums for these policies, had they been valid, would have amounted to more than $96,000. Gorringe received $16,221 in undue commission payments from AFLAC as a result of these fraudulent applications.
Gorringe was sentenced to 12 months of probation. She had originally been charged with Felonies but as part of her sentencing agreement, she paid back all restitution prior to sentencing.
Gorringe was an active, licensed at the time of the crime. However, she allowed her license to lapse during the investigation and she is not eligible for reinstatement.
Utah Insurance Agent Convicted of Fraud