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Former insurance agent sentenced for allegedly embezzling from elderly clients

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A former insurance agent was sentenced for embezzlement this week.

Officials say Donna Parrick, a former insurance agent in Creek County, has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for embezzling premium payments from elderly clients.

Parrick pleaded guilty to six counts of embezzlement and also received a 10 year deferred sentence for each count.

“One of our top priorities is protecting consumers and we take that duty very seriously,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “Our Anti-Fraud Unit aggressively investigates claims of fraud and will go after anyone who thinks Oklahoma seniors are an easy target. I applaud their hard work on this case. I also appreciate the hard work of the Creek County District Attorney’s Office.”

The Oklahoma Insurance Department says they began investigating Parrick in 2012 after receiving a complaint from the daughter of an 80-year-old woman who had purchased a homeowners policy from Parrick but never received a copy of the policy.

Investigators found that Parrick pocketed the 80-year-old’s premium payment along with several others.

The former insurance agent has paid nearly 11,000 dollars in restitution.

The OID says Parrick’s license was revoked in November 2012.