West Virgina Woman Gets 6 Months on Insurance Fraud Charges

August 17, 2011

A federal judge has sentenced a former Wells Fargo Third Party Administrators employee to six months in prison for fabricating insurance claims for corporate clients.

Pamela Carpenter, of Charleston, had pleaded guilty to wire-fraud charges stemming from her creating 28 bogus medical insurance claims for various policyholders. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Monday also sentenced her to six months on home confinement and ordered her to pay nearly $50,000 in restitution – the amount Wells Fargo lost in the scheme.

Carpenter was responsible for managing claims accounts for two of Wells Fargo’s business clients. She recruited others at the company’s third-party administrator branch in North Carolina to cash claims checks that she had intercepted and mailed to them. Her accomplices shared the proceeds.

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