A former New York insurance broker pleaded guilty to felonyinsurance fraud after stealing $9,576 in insurance premiums fromher employer, 18 insurance companies and 36 families.

According to the New York State Insurance Department, theinvestigation of Jill M. Morrill began when her employer, Pro-VuBest Insurance Company, contacted police saying they had receivednumerous complaints from customers who said their auto insurancepolicies had been cancelled even though they had paid theirpremiums.

The department's Fraud Bureau verified the number of victims andexact amounts of money taken from each victim following an initialinvestigation by the County Sheriff's Department.

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