Office of Insurance
Fayette County Man Charged With 3 Counts of Insurance Fraud

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 05, 2007  
Contact Information:  Contact: Ronda Sloan
502-330-1804 (cell)

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2007) – A  Fayette County resident who worked as a claims supervisor has been charged with three felony counts of insurance fraud after allegedly filing false insurance claims in the names of clients and using the money to pay closing costs and mortgage payments on his home.
     Kelly Lee Mora, 32, of Lexington, was an independent adjuster/claims supervisor for Tower Hill Claims Management. Between May and November 2006, he allegedly filed fraudulent insurance claims on behalf of others and used the money for his personal expenses. According to court documents, one insurance claim check for $3,062.44 was used for closing costs on the purchase of his home. Another for $5,782.44 was sent to his mortgage company. However, when an $8,855 claim check was questioned since it was not made out to the claimant, Mora sent the check to the actual insured, allegedly to conceal his actions.
     The Kentucky Office of Insurance revoked Mora’s license as an independent adjuster in May 2007.
     If convicted, Mora faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, a fine of $10,000, or both.
     The Office of Insurance is an agency of the Department of Public Protection in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.