Former Washington Agents Charged with Fraud, Writing Fake Policies
Three Pierce County, Wash., residents were charged in early February with crimes related to insurance fraud in Pierce County Superior Court.
The charges follow investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit. All three were charged by the Washington state Attorney General’s Office and are scheduled to appear for arraignments on Feb. 8.
Former insurance agent Abu Ameena Ward, of Lakewood, was charged with one count of first-degree theft. According to the investigation, Ward illegally collected more than $32,904 in commissions from Farmers Insurance after writing 51 fake renter’s insurance policies from 2013 through 2016.
Former insurance agent Lilibeth Brulotte, of Gig Harbor, was charged with second-degree theft. According to the investigation, Brulotte wrote comprehensive-only auto insurance policies for fake vehicles on existing Farmers Insurance policies from 2013 through 2015. She reportedly wrote the policies to give clients a multi-car discount and collected $4,668 in payments and caused $3,420 in lost premiums to Farmers, for a total loss of $8,088.
Jamar E. Glenn, of Tacoma, was charged with one count of filing a false insurance claim. According to the investigation, Glenn filed a $5,795 claim with Progressive Insurance in 2017, stating that his 2006 Nissan Maxima had been stolen. The next day, law enforcement found the car at a different residence. Progressive’s investigators reportedly found a record showing Glenn paid to have the car towed there. The insurer denied the claim and referred the case to Kreidler’s investigators, as required by state law.