Anne Arundel Woman Sentenced for Stealing Insurance Premiums
Schemer gets prison time, probation and must pay $116K in restitution
Baltimore, MD (March 25, 2014) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that former insurance agent Carolyn Yvonne Nowicki, 44, of Pasadena, was sentenced in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count of felony theft scheme over $100,000. Judge Paul A. Hackner sentenced Nowicki to five years incarceration, suspending all but 18 months, five years probation and ordered her to pay $116,181.59 in restitution for stealing insurance premiums from company clients.
"This criminal scheme impacted many individuals and businesses, and could have been disastrous for any of them," said Attorney General Gansler. "Pocketing insurance premiums is a betrayal of the trust these consumers placed in an insurance agent."
The 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.
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 investigation.