Ga. Commissioner Charges Columbus Agent with Fraud

May 8, 2007

A Columbus, Ga., insurance agent has been charged with three counts of insurance fraud for allegedly keeping premiums paid to her for property and taxicab liability coverage instead of forwarding the payments to an insurance company.

Pollyanna Johnson, 38, is part owner of Action Auto Insurance Agency in Columbus, and also part owner of Cabina-America, a risk retention group based in Washington, D.C. Johnson has been charged with three counts of insurance fraud.

Johnson is believed to currently reside in New Hampshire.
Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine said three organizations had been identified as victims of Johnson: Top Dawg Taxi and Transportation of Athens; the Columbus Firefighters Association; and A-Cab Company of Phoenix City, Alabama.

“Our investigation into these crimes is continuing and we expect more victims to be discovered in the coming weeks,” Oxendine said.

The investigation into Johnson’s agency and business practices was conducted over the past six months. Johnson is alleged to have defrauded at least $200,000 from her clients.

Action Auto Insurance Agency is currently cooperating with the

Source: Georgia Insurance Department

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