Atlanta, GA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A year-long investigation conducted by the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division was presented to the Glynn County Grand Jury today. The Grand Jury returned indictments against two long-time Brunswick insurance agents on multiple counts of insurance fraud. According to Enforcement Division Director, Stan Bexley, Robert “Bob” Lamar Coleman, age 69, and his wife, Sherry Elaine Coleman, age 59, were indicted on 15 (fifteen) felony counts of violation of the Georgia Insurance Code on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Coleman has served as a Glynn County Commissioner since 2009.
The Colemans have been charged with defrauding customers who paid the pair for workers' compensation insurance as well as other lines of insurance. The indictment handed down includes 10 (ten) separate victims. The case is still under active investigation and there is the possibility of additional victims and charges.
If any business owner has purchased workers' compensation insurance through the Coleman Insurance Agency or if you are a general contractor that has received a certificate of insurance for workers' compensation coverage from the Coleman Agency in the past two years, you are asked to contact the State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division at (404) 657-7285 or (800) 533-0682.
The Enforcement Division encourages anyone who receives a certificate of workers' compensation insurance coverage to verify the certificate either by using the State Board's website or by contacting the insurance company directly. All other lines of insurance coverage such as auto, home or general liability should be verified directly with the insurance carrier.
Workers' Compensation fraud affects everyone. To report suspected workers' compensation fraud or an employer with no workers' compensation insurance coverage please call the State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division at (404) 657-7285 or go to Board's website at www.sbwc.georgia.gov to file a complaint on-line.