Mendota Heights insurance agent gets ...

Mendota Heights insurance agent gets jail time for fraud

There are 22 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 27, 2011, titled Mendota Heights insurance agent gets jail time for fraud. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A former Mendota Heights insurance agent will serve 20 days in jail for providing false information on contracts and applications, costing Farmers Insurance more than $15,000. Charles Bernard Borrell, 31, of Shakopee, pleaded guilty this week in Dakota County District Court to two counts of insurance fraud.

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mom

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 27, 2011
well. he went to that extent to help others with their insurance and didnt pocket any money at all? what a twist in this case of thedt.
Wiz

United States

#2 Jan 27, 2011
Give him 15 minutes and he'll save you 15%.
I hate insurance people

Altoona, IA

#4 Jan 27, 2011
Sounds like the tactics of Commercial Associates to me. This guy benefited because his clients would have gone to a different carrier if the rates from Farmers were too high. Stealing is stealing...he should have gotten life in prison. He is part of the reason we all pay more than our fair share of premium
That is Awful

United States

#5 Jan 27, 2011
Would they have been so quick to prosecute him had he made money for them instead of loosing it? Probably not. It would just be a error in paper work.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#6 Jan 27, 2011
I hate insurance people wrote:
Stealing is stealing...he should have gotten life in prison.
Isn't that a little much for $15,000?

I'm not saying that he doesn't deserve to be punished, but it should be proportionate to what he did.
AlrightyThen

United States

#7 Jan 27, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Commerce might as well round up most new agents as it seems they all have to play the game against their own underwriters just to survive for any period of time in the insurance business. Those that do have to be extremely aggressive to continue to write new business, and the companies don't care how it's done as long as it positively affects the bottom line.
"Like a bad nightmare, State Farm don't care"
Say What

Lakeville, MN

#8 Jan 27, 2011
AlrightyThen wrote:
The Minnesota Department of Commerce might as well round up most new agents as it seems they all have to play the game against their own underwriters just to survive for any period of time in the insurance business. Those that do have to be extremely aggressive to continue to write new business, and the companies don't care how it's done as long as it positively affects the bottom line.
"Like a bad nightmare, State Farm don't care"
Kinda painting with a broad brush, aren't you? And a little off the subject too. This article was about a man who illegally used wrong social security numbers and other offenses for which he should face consequences. We all pay rates based on our individual risks, and when someone lies to get a better rate, they're effectively not paying their fare share. When its someone representing a company offering protection for said risk, it only proves the guy is a moron for thinking he could get away with falsifying legal documents - it says nothing about the company itself.
Smoking Gun

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 27, 2011
Now if they would arrest the writers that came up with the brilliant "University of Farmers" campaign.
Leadfoot

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 27, 2011
Say What wrote:
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Kinda painting with a broad brush, aren't you? And a little off the subject too. This article was about a man who illegally used wrong social security numbers and other offenses for which he should face consequences. We all pay rates based on our individual risks, and when someone lies to get a better rate, they're effectively not paying their fare share. When its someone representing a company offering protection for said risk, it only proves the guy is a moron for thinking he could get away with falsifying legal documents - it says nothing about the company itself.
Back in the 70's my Farmer's agent said I could get my driving record cleared for $400. Probably nothing to do with the company and everything to do with the agent but I have not used them since.
Jerome

Tampa, FL

#11 Jan 28, 2011
This agents customers came first. Insurance companies have been screwing the public for years. Weaseling out on claims, raising rates and all the while telling their sucker customers, what a good deal they have been getting. This guy should be given the " Consumer's Interest First" award. As for Farmers Insurance, they have been spreading their manure all over our front yards for years.
Say What

Lakeville, MN

#12 Jan 28, 2011
Jerome wrote:
This agents customers came first. Insurance companies have been screwing the public for years. Weaseling out on claims, raising rates and all the while telling their sucker customers, what a good deal they have been getting. This guy should be given the " Consumer's Interest First" award. As for Farmers Insurance, they have been spreading their manure all over our front yards for years.
So give me your social security number so I can use it illegally. You are an imbecile.
DoNot Resuscitate

Cottage Grove, MN

#13 Jan 28, 2011
Insurance and used car salespeople, cut from the same cloth.
Jerome

Tampa, FL

#14 Jan 29, 2011
Say What wrote:
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So give me your social security number so I can use it illegally. You are an imbecile.
OOOOOOOOH you must be a direct relative of the Insurance Commissioner. No point in giving you my Soc Sec #, as you don't have the mental capacity to remember it. You just keep stuffing those Insurance Company coffers though, as I know it makes you feel goooood about yourself.
Say What

Lakeville, MN

#15 Jan 29, 2011
Jerome wrote:
<quoted text>OOOOOOOOH you must be a direct relative of the Insurance Commissioner. No point in giving you my Soc Sec #, as you don't have the mental capacity to remember it. You just keep stuffing those Insurance Company coffers though, as I know it makes you feel goooood about yourself.
So I can only assume you cheer on shoplifters and burglars who feel it's their right to do whatever they want regardless of its impact on the rest of us. If it was YOUR social security number being used for nefarious purposes, I guarantee you'd be calling for this dink's head. Double standard turd that you are. Like I said before, post your SSN for the world to use since you think it's ok to use someone else's in this manner. Can't imagine being as clueless as you are - how do you tie your effing shoes, moron?
Jerome

Tampa, FL

#16 Jan 29, 2011
Say What wrote:
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So I can only assume you cheer on shoplifters and burglars who feel it's their right to do whatever they want regardless of its impact on the rest of us. If it was YOUR social security number being used for nefarious purposes, I guarantee you'd be calling for this dink's head. Double standard turd that you are. Like I said before, post your SSN for the world to use since you think it's ok to use someone else's in this manner. Can't imagine being as clueless as you are - how do you tie your effing shoes, moron?
My, My My. You have now been left, to stoop to the level of creating a "straw Dog" argument. As most folks know, that is the last bastion of a scoundrels bankrupt argument. Why didn't you also include rapists and murders to make your point. Your own post has destroyed any credibility you might have had!
Say What

Lakeville, MN

#17 Jan 30, 2011
Jerome wrote:
<quoted text> My, My My. You have now been left, to stoop to the level of creating a "straw Dog" argument. As most folks know, that is the last bastion of a scoundrels bankrupt argument. Why didn't you also include rapists and murders to make your point. Your own post has destroyed any credibility you might have had!
Explain how. You can't support your position because it makes no sense. No point in me getting into a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

How can you seriously defend this moron unless you are one yourself. I can only assume you're the idiot who committed these acts of moronic behavior. No sane person could defend this imbecile - at the very least he's dumb enough to think he wouldn't get caught.
Jerome

Tampa, FL

#18 Jan 30, 2011
Say What wrote:
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Explain how. You can't support your position because it makes no sense. No point in me getting into a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
How can you seriously defend this moron unless you are one yourself. I can only assume you're the idiot who committed these acts of moronic behavior. No sane person could defend this imbecile - at the very least he's dumb enough to think he wouldn't get caught.
I suggest you quit looking in the mirror, when trying to come up with all your discriptive phrases
Say What

Lakeville, MN

#19 Jan 30, 2011
Jerome wrote:
<quoted text> I suggest you quit looking in the mirror, when trying to come up with all your discriptive phrases
That's all you got? Can't support your statements? One example is all I ask.
Saul A

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 30, 2011
Jerome wrote:
This agents customers came first. Insurance companies have been screwing the public for years. Weaseling out on claims, raising rates and all the while telling their sucker customers, what a good deal they have been getting. This guy should be given the " Consumer's Interest First" award. As for Farmers Insurance, they have been spreading their manure all over our front yards for years.
Jerome is the type that believes that the government doesn't screw the public. He is an Obamaton.
NUTSTOUJerome

Tampa, FL

#21 Jan 31, 2011
Saul A wrote:
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Jerome is the type that believes that the government doesn't screw the public. He is an Obamaton.
Sorry, you kooks are wrong again. I held my nose, and voted for McCain!

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