NC: Insurance agent charged with ID fraud

The News & Observer reports that Melissa Swain Parrish, a contract insurance agent with Miracle Insurance Co., has been arrested and charged with ID theft and obtaining property by false pretenses for allegedly stealing the identities of more than 100 people and collecting commissions by enrolling them in Medicare Advantage plans. Some of the people whose identities she allegedly stole were dead.

The Assurance Group reportedly paid her more than $7,000 in commissions for signing up the phony customers.

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