A county commissioner in Georgia has been indicted by a grand jury for insurance fraud, following a year-long investigation that accused him of taking money from clients of his insurance business.
Bob Coleman, an insurance agent and commissioner of Glynn County, Ga., was indicted last week on two counts of insurance fraud and four counts of violating Georgia’s insurance reporting requirements, according to report by The Brunswick News. The indictment follows the 15 felony charges filed in January against Coleman and his wife for violating the Georgia Insurance Code.
Coleman “did knowingly receive money for the purpose of purchasing insurance and did convert said money to the accused’s own benefit,” the indictment stated.
Coleman told The Brunswick News that he hadn’t read the indictment or spoken to his lawyer about it and declined to comment further.
“I don’t know who’s out there to get me, but somebody is,” said Coleman. “That’s about all I can say.”
Coleman’s term as country commissioner ends next year. He told The Brunswick News that he intends to stay in office while fighting the charges.