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Secretary headed to jail after $220k insurance scam

February 22, 2022

A Rhode Island woman is headed to federal prison for stealing insurance payments meant for the customers of the auto repair shop where she worked as an office secretary, according to the Department of Justice.

Idalee Johnston, 48, devised a scam to steal the proceeds of nearly 200 checks sent to customers by their insurance companies for vehicle repairs, the Justice Department said. Johnston pleaded guilty to mail fraud and has been sentenced to two years in prison.

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