VALRICO, Fla. - A Valrico woman spent months selling bogus auto insurance policies to bay area car owners and pocketing the money, according to Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office.
"Keaira F. Tiller was arrested on July 14, 2011, by the Dept. of Financial Services /Fraud Division ... after selling a fraudulent auto insurance card to a detective with this agency," said CFO Press Secretary Alexis Lambert.
The Division of Insurance Fraud has identified at least seven victims people who had purchased insurance cards from Tiller. All the victims provided sworn statements and also identified Tiller from photo spreads.
Tiller was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on 16 felony charges, Lambert said.
"These people were basically just printing out insurance cards that they sold for $200 to $300 a pop," said Detective Kevin Morris, of the Division of Insurance Fraud.
Morris says they are looking for more suspects and more victims in the widespread case. "There are hundreds and hundreds of victims out there who have no idea they don't have insurance," said Morris.
The insurance companies Tiller claimed to represent include Agency Insurance of Maryland, Sentry, Equity and Kingsway Amigo, said Morris.