(09/28/2018)
An investigator for the West Virginia Insurance Commission Fraud Unit says a Spencer agency's former office manager embezzled more than $60,000 from the business.

Rebecca Bragg, 34, of Ovapa is charged with embezzlement.

According to a criminal complaint, she was the office manager and insurance agent for Ashley Insurance Agency in Spencer.

Court documents say the agency's owner, Robert Ashley, reported the embezzlement and said it had been going on from about September 2015 until her termination in September 2017.

Ashley is said to have confronted Bragg last year and she admitted to taking more than $20,000.

An investigation revealed she had actually taken more than $60,000, according to the investigator.

They say she inappropriately and fraudulently collected insurance premium payments of at least 33 customers and converted the money to her own use as well as making multiple unauthorized withdrawals, checks and payments to herself from the agency's bank accounts.


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