Insurance Fraud NEWS
Mississippi agent charged with stealing $34K of premiums
September 12, 2017, Lamar County, MS
Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday announced the arrest of 30-year-old Brian Hudson, who is charged on a six-count indictment out of Lamar County.
Hudson of Sumrall turned himself in to the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Monday on two felony counts each of wire fraud and embezzlement, as well as one misdemeanor count each of embezzlement and uttering forgery.
While working as an insurance agent, Hudson allegedly embezzled more than $34,000. He allegedly converted customers’ premium payments for his own use and changed the mailing addresses of customers without their permission in order to receive their refund checks, which he also allegedly converted for his own use.
If convicted on all six counts, Hudson faces 21 years behind bars, $32,000 in fines and full restitution.
His bond was set at $15,000, and an arraignment was scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 2.
Source: Hattiesburg American