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Insurance Agent in Lackawanna County Facing Theft, Fraud Charges

SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — An insurance agent in Lackawanna County is accused of theft and fraud for overbilling clients and charging clients for insurance policies that had lapsed.

Investigators said Timothy Hewitt, 41, of South Abington Township, overbilled clients $129,650 for insurance policies in 2016-2017.

He is also accused of trying to bill clients for lapsed policies and creating fake insurance documents to facilitate the overbilling.

Hewitt was arraigned Wednesday on charges of insurance fraud, forgery, theft, and other charges. He was released on bail.

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