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Woman charged in policy mill scam

Posted by: Alejandra Matos Updated: March 5, 2014 - 4:49 PM

A Brooklyn Center woman faces criminal charges after being accused of posing as an Esurance agent and selling fake auto insurance policies, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

Arlesia Shannell Robinson was charged with two counts of aggravated forgery in Hennepin County after the commerce’s fraud bureau alleged that Robinson was forging insurance documents and selling them for cash. 

Robinson, who used the alias Amelia Hall, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. This is third suspected policy mill scam the department has charged in six months.

Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said in a statement that consumers should always check the agency’s website to ensure their insurance agent is licensed in Minnesota.

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