This is a rare situation. An insurance adjuster was arrested and charged with insurance fraud.
The adjuster, Sheryl Bobbitt, of Western United Insurance, wrote checks to people who were not involved in accidents. The recipients would cash the checks and give most of the money to Bobbitt. The recipients would keep a couple hundred dollars.
I would like to say this is a unique event. But, it is not. I recall an adjuster who set up a dummy contractor’s business. He would travel around and the contractor would be paid for work done on the property. However, the contractor never existed – it was his own business. An audit by that insurance company caught it as well.
It is sad that an adjuster defrauded her employer. However, it is not uncommon. This is like any other company that has been defrauded by an employee. Here, however, the employer happens to yell and scream about fraudulent claims when it needed to do a better job making sure its own business was clean first.