AG Gansler: Anne Arundel County Women Charged With Insurance Fraud and Felony Theft
Insurance agent indicted for theft of more than $117,000 in premiums
Baltimore, MD ( Aug. 26, 2013) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Carolyn Yvonne Nowicki, 43, of Pasadena, was charged with 87 counts of insurance fraud and felony theft and one count of theft scheme over $100,000. An arraignment date in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court has not yet been scheduled.
The indictment alleges that from June 22, 2009 through May 13, 2011, Nowicki stole a total of $117,150.59 in insurance premium funds from 57 individuals and businesses. At the time of the theft, Nowicki was working as an insurance agent at Main Street Insurance, an independent insurance agency located in Pasadena. Her scheme targeted customers of Main Street Insurance and involved numerous insurance companies.
A fraudulent insurance claim having a value of $300 or more is a felony and is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $10,000 fine. A theft scheme involving $100,000 or more is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 25 years incarceration and a $25,000 fine.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and the defendant is presumed innocent unless the State proves her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case is being prosecuted by the Insurance Fraud Unit of the Maryland Attorney General's Office, with assistance from the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Maryland State Police.