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Sisters charged with embezzling from insurance agency

Posted October 15, 2010

— Agents with the state Department of Insurance arrested two Durham women Thursday on charges that they stole money from the insurance agency where they worked.

Evelyn Lee Navarro, 31, of 7205 Russell Road, Apt. D, was charged with one count of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Her sister, Sophia Georgette Navarro, 25, of 511 Goodwin Road, was charged with one count of embezzlement.

DOI investigators allege that Evelyn Navarro, stole $10,274 between July 2007 and June 2009 while working as a licensed insurance agent for Protective Agency Inc.

Investigators claim Sophia Navarro, who was also an employee at the insurance agency, embezzled $8,603 between October 2008 and June 2009.

Protective Agency has compensated any customer policies that were affected in the scheme, DOI officials said.


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  • braddavis Oct 20, 2010

    Times is hard I guess.-Caveman93

    Subject verb agreement.......not that's hard!!!

  • grayarm Oct 15, 2010

    Ever wonder why our insurance rates are so high? Guess we know now

  • McLovin Oct 15, 2010

    Times is hard I guess. Caveman93

    Obviously not as hard as your grammar...

  • Caveman93 Oct 15, 2010

    Times is hard I guess.

  • Rebelyell Oct 15, 2010

    They saw all the money being stolen by the insurance company, though hey we should steal a little bit too. People just hand over the wallet when you say the magic word "insurance".

  • wildcat Oct 15, 2010

    Send them both to prison. Their parents obviously did not raise them right for them to take the right direction.

  • CarolinianByChoice Oct 15, 2010

    Gives new meaning to "All in the Family"

  • bombayrunner Oct 15, 2010

    These apples are probably not far from their tree.