Kerry Urban Hunter, an Inglewood, California life insurance agent, was arrested and charged with one count of identity theft and one count of grand theft, both of which are felonies. Hunter allegedly received over $5,000 in advanced commissions from a duped life insurer after submitting 18 bogus insurance applications for nine different people.
Hunter's scheme was discovered when his company peformed its own investigation after after an inordinate amount of applications were cancelled due to the premium checks bouncing.
Hunter allegedly used his own checking account information on the applications but incorrect dates of birth and SSNs of the supposed applicants. Police were able to locate one of the alleged applicants who did not know Hunter and did not intend to buy any life insurance from him.