Insurance agent charged with bilking elderly nursing home patients in insurance scam

An insurance agent, Kimberly Bisslessi Eddins, from Alabama has been charged with six counts of wire fraud for enrolling four patients at a Citronelle nursing home in insurance policies without their consent so that she could gain the commission.

Eddins somehow obtained the patients social security numbers along with other personal data and illegally signed them up for insurance which caused them to pay premiums for polices they were unaware of.

Eddins worked as a sales agent for Coventry Health care according to the Press-Register.

If convicted, Eddins could face prison time.

Financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable residents at nursing home facilities, group homes and in their own homes has been increasing. Abuse of the elderly can take many forms including physical, sexual mental, emotional, neglect or financial abuse such as in this case.

If you suspect a loved one or a vulnerable adult that you know is being abused, contact a personal injury attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect. At The Farber Law Group, we have successfully represented nursing home abuse victims and their families for more than 30 years.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue to assist you.

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Press-Register Insurance agent accused of enrolling nursing home patients with consent pleads not guilty
Posted August 23, 2010