Fairway Insurance Group LLC's chief financial officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of Jennifer Summerlott, a customer service representative, who allegedly bilked the Fort Lauderdale-based insurer for more than $1 million.

Fake insurance invoices  

Summerlott, who served as the accounts payable and commercial lines manager for Fairway from 2006 to 2015, is accused of orchestrating an elaborate scheme to defraud her employer through the use of fake insurance invoices to reroute company funds for her personal financial benefit.

After account irregularities were noticed by other staff members in 2015, they notified the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, who turned the case over to the Department of Financial Services' Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS). 

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].