N. Idaho Man Gets Jail Time in Insurance Fraud

October 4, 2010

A 58-year-old insurance agent from northern Idaho was sentenced to 20 days in jail and 400 hours of community service after pleading guilty to fraud.

Wesley Bruce Thompson, a former Mutual of Omaha insurance agent, was also required to pay $4,210 in restitution.

The Rathdrum resident pleaded guilty in late June to one count of insurance fraud.

He acknowledged a jury could find him guilty of submitting an application for a life insurance policy for one of his clients without her knowledge — by scanning his client’s signature from another policy and photocopying it onto the false application.

The Idaho attorney general’s criminal law division and the Idaho Department of Insurance investigated the case at the request of Mutual of Omaha.

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