Saturday, April 15, 2017

Insurance broker 43-year-old Rosita Johns collected nearly $70,000 from a construction company but never obtained any worker's comp insurance for them.

BUCKEYE, AZ - If this woman sold you insurance, you may want to call and make sure your policy is active.

Court records show that a Buckeye woman stole nearly $70,000 from an Arizona construction company in an insurance fraud scheme.

The Arizona Department of Insurance says that 43-year-old Rosita Johns was an insurance broker who assisted clients in obtaining insurance. She approached a construction company, selling them workman's compensation and car insurance. Investigators say that over a two year period she collected nearly $70,000 from the company but never obtained any insurance for them.

The company found out recently when an injured worker was sent to the hospital and was told there was no insurance policy in place.

The company was also fined $15,000 by the estate of Nevada for not having workman's compensation insurance, which is required by law.

Johns was arrested at her home in Buckeye on April 5 and has been charged with fraudulent schemes and theft.