jail-429639_1280Mandy Rodriguez, 35, was arrested on felony fraud and grand theft charges after an investigation revealed that Rodriguez, a licensed insurance agent, stole more than $80,000 in premium funds from four of his clients. Rodriguez created fake proof of insurance documents and gave them to his clients in an effort to conceal that he was pocketing the money intended to pay the premiums on policies his clients thought were valid. Rodriguez instructed his clients to write their premium checks to his company, Risk Management Agency Group, rather than to Citizens directly. Bank records show that the victims’ checks were deposited into his company’s account for personal use. His clients believed they were paying for legitimate commercial or homeowners’ insurance policies from Citizens Property Insurance Company. Citizens verified that none of the policies ever existed.

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