Brooklyn Center, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- An insurance policy scam has been stopped by the Minnesota Department of Commerce Fraud Bureau criminal investigation team.
On Friday investigators executed a search warrant at Arlesia Robinson's home. Robinson was charged Monday with two counts of aggravated forgery in Hennepin County District Court.
Authorities say she was committing an insurance policy–mill scheme. Based on evidence gathered through a search warrant, Robinson was arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail.
The criminal complaint alleges Robinson used an alias of Amelia Hall and claimed she was a representative of E–surance; allowing her to sell fake automobile insurance policies dating back as far as October 2013.
"We stopped this person because we found evidence that she used a false identity, forged fake policies and allegedly stole premium payments, leaving Minnesota consumers without car insurance when they needed it," Commerce Commissioner, Mike Rothman, said.
Many of the victims discovered they did not have legitimate auto insurance after they were involved in traffic accidents. The Commerce Fraud Bureau agents revealed that Robinson had created forged insurance declaration pages and accepted money up–front from individuals wanting to purchase insurance.
If convicted, Robinson faces a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or $20,000 for each of the Aggravated Forgery counts.