A Rhode Island woman is headed to federal prison for stealing insurance payments meant for the customers of the auto repair shop where she worked as an office secretary, according to the Department of Justice.
Idalee Johnston, 48, devised a scam to steal the proceeds of nearly 200 checks sent to customers by their insurance companies for vehicle repairs, the Justice Department said. Johnston pleaded guilty to mail fraud and has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Beginning in 2016, Johnston used two methods to steal customers’ insurance payments. In some cases, she would