Wendy Dore made the most of her job at a State Farm office in St. Martinville Louisiana. In fact, short of pawning the tires off her boss’s car, she made the most money for herself that she possibly could.
Dore was arrested last week by the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft Unit and charged with two counts of identity theft; two counts of forgery; one count of felony theft; and one count of unfair trade practices.
According Mike Calamari, assistant director of the Louisiana Department of Insurance, is accused of the following illegal activities”
Changing policyholders’ addresses, and cashing $19,591 in checks diverted to her home address.
Collecting $1,251 in cash premium payments that she kept for herself, and covering up the crime by making the premium payments to State Farm with a credit card she obtained by stealing her boss’s personal information.
Withdrawing cash from customers’ life insurance policies.
Stealing $734 in overpayments, and covering it up by entering the correct premium amount into the company computer.
Dore’s alleged illegal activities at the State Farm office took place between January 2006 and February 2008.
So far, Dore has been served with a notice of a $10,000 fine, a notice that her insurance license is being revoked and a cease and desist order.