Malet was also sentenced to 12 years of probation, court officials said.
For more than a year, Mallet and other
“An internal investigation initially revealed that this scheme was executed by the employee’s misuse of the SFI claim system allowing them to reopen closed insurance claims, authorize payment to ghost vendors and close the insurance claims without any further supervisory review,” 7th Judicial Circuit Executive Director
All 11 suspects were charged with grand theft of over
Officials said six of the cases are pending, but the rest of the defendants have pleaded guilty.
Circuit officials championed the state’s relationship with
“This case is a shining example of the private sector partnering with the State Attorney’s Office to investigate and successfully prosecute a complex and sophisticated group of thieves,” State Attorney
“As (our) state continues to grow, so will the efforts of schemers and fraudsters. We must continue to attack scams, fraud and schemes whenever and wherever they rear their ugly head.”
Burt encouraged people who suspect suspicious insurance activity to contact the authorities so insurance costs can stay low and companies and individuals don’t fall victim to scammers.
“We enjoyed working together with the prosecutors and investigators in the 7th Circuit who dug in and dedicated a lot of time to see this prosecution through,” Burt said in a statement. “We want the people of