An elected member of the Tennessee Republican Party’s executive committee was reportedly accused of fraudulent practices at her Murfreesboro-based insurance company.
This, according to the Nashville-based NewsChannel 5 and various other news outlets, which reported that Kelsey Ketron, daughter of Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron, is in potential legal trouble.
Kelsey Ketron serves as vice president of Universal International Insurance agency. Bill Ketron owns the agency and is its president.
According to NewsChannel 5, clients allegedly paid Kelsey Ketron for insurance policies, but they never got the coverage for which they paid.
The station identified Susan Calvin of Shelbyville as one victim.
“Calvin said she discovered she didn’t have a policy after a frozen pipe burst in her home and she filed a claim,” the station reported, adding that the same thing happened to Wade Hellemn of Lebanon.
“He told police earlier this year that after his house suffered water damage last year, he filed a claim and found there was ‘no policy.’ Police called it ‘fraud’ and also mentioned theft of property and forgery in that report. Hellemn told police he had paid Ketron $4000 for that insurance policy that it turns out didn’t exist. And he’s not the only one. According to a civil lawsuit, a Smyrna business owner says the same thing happened to her,” according to NewsChannel 5.
“In that lawsuit, Erica Martin, owner of Martin Construction and Restoration, claimed she paid nearly $12,000 to renew her company’s insurance in 2016. Ketron repeatedly told Martin ‘everything had been taken care of’ but it turns out, the premium was never paid and the policy was cancelled. Martin said her company lost more than $46,000 worth of business because it didn’t have insurance.”
According to the Murfreesboro-based DNJ.com, Kelsey Ketron faces a fraud by insurance company police investigation.
Murfreesboro Police spokesman Larry Flowers offered no comment to the paper about the investigation.
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