Fake insurance card scam busted in Pinellas Park

Posted at 6:25 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 18:26:12-04

State detectives with the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services arrested a Holiday man for selling fake "proof of insurance" cards.

Detectives say 48-year-old Jordan Rogers sold six cards to undercover detectives in Pinellas Park.

According to officials, detectives got a tip about an advertisement on Craigslist and set up a sting operation.

The ad said in part, "Do you need proof of car insurance? I can help, so you don't get another ticket for driving without insurance. This is only proof of insurance, not actual insurance."

It goes on to say, "I work for a auto insurance agency."

Rogers actually works for CSL Plasma. He sold the fake insurance cards to undercover detectives near his work.

Detectives say he would use a digital template to make the cards, insert the customer's information, put the files onto a USB drive, print them off at a nearby Office Depot and then have them laminated.

He sold the cards for $60 to $80, so those six cards would've added up to hundreds of dollars.