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Former Raleigh insurance agent charged with pocketing insurance premiums

Posted June 23, 2014

— A former Raleigh insurance agent was arrested Monday for pocketing more than $58,000 in insurance premiums from policyholders, the state Department of Insurance announced.

James Howard Ellington, 74, of 2901 Market Bridge Lane, was charged with 10 counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Ellington allegedly failed to remit the premiums to insurance companies, said the department, which added that Ellington surrendered his state insurance licenses in May.

The state Department of Insurance has 20 sworn law enforcement officers who investigate and prosecute claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud.


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  • VickLo Jun 24, 2014

    Honest ones? LOL

  • ncveteranswife Jun 24, 2014

    Nice...Another corrupt insurance agent making the honest ones look bad!

  • James Scandrick Jun 24, 2014
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    Look at him, he won't have to repay or do much if any punishment.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 23, 2014

    What happens to his customers who thought they were legally insured and weren't?
    And do they get their money back???