Attorney General Gansler Secures Conviction in Felony Theft Scheme
Anne Arundel Co. insurance agent stole $117,000 from dozens of clients
Baltimore, MD (December 30, 2013) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Carolyn Yvonne Nowicki, 44, of Pasadena, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County to one count of felony theft scheme over $100,000. Sentencing is scheduled for February 13, 2014.
"This agent betrayed consumers' trust," said Attorney General Gansler. "We buy insurance to protect our assets, not to have the premiums pocketed for someone else's personal gain."
An investigation revealed 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 the customers of Main Street Insurance and involved numerous insurance companies.
A theft scheme over $100,000 is a felony punishable by up to 25 years incarceration and a $25,000 fine.
This conviction follows a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Office of the Attorney General. Attorney General Gansler thanked the Maryland State Police for their assistance in this case.