For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: May 14, 2010

Rebecca Hardy Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

(Boise) – Rebecca D. Hardy was sentenced yesterday to eight years in prison for one felony count of insurance fraud. Seventh District Judge Jon Shindurling also ordered Hardy to pay $11,247 in restitution to the victim and a $1,000 fine. The court suspended the prison sentence and placed Hardy on probation for eight years.

Hardy, 27, a resident of Blackfoot, entered a guilty plea on March 24, 2010. By pleading guilty, Hardy admitted that, while employed as an agent for American Family Life Assurance Company (AFLAC), she wrote and submitted fictitious or false insurance applications in order to obtain rewards and bonuses in company sales contests sponsored by AFLAC. She also admitted creating and submitting for approval three fictitious business groups for insurance coverage approval, listing her family members as the principal owners and stating they were employees, when that was not true.

The case was investigated by the Idaho Department of Insurance and prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Ken Robins.

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