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Alcorn County man sentenced for insurance fraud

ALCORN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) ---  An Alcorn County man is sentenced for insurance fraud.

Attorney General Jim Hood said 35-year-old Joshua James Marlar's sentenced to three years suspended for insurance fraud and five years to serve for wire fraud.

He was also ordered to pay $157,500 in restitution to Colonial Life Insurance, $33,850.64 to AFLAC Insurance Company and  $4,815 to the State General Fund for the investigative cost.

His sentencing was deferred to allow him time to collect some of the restitution money.

Marlar pleaded guilty last April to one count of insurance fraud and one count of wire fraud.

The Attorney General's investigation revealed that between April and October 2011, Marlar while serving as an insurance agent for Colonial Life Insurance and AFLAC Insurance Company, was paid approximately $206,000 in commission and bonuses by providing fake documentation for policy enrollment.

After Marlar is released from active custody, he will be transferred to a restitution center until all restitution and cost of court are reimbursed.

 

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