ATLANTA — A Georgia insurance agent has been arrested on fraud charges related to the misappropriation of insurance premiums.

The Georgia Department of Insurance said Thursday that 56-year-old Marshall Irwin, owner and operator of the Irwin Agency in Rome, Georgia, faces three counts of insurance fraud for misappropriating premium and three for issuing fraudulent certificates of insurance. He’s being held at the Floyd County Jail. No bond has been set and it’s unknown if he has an attorney.

Department investigators determined that between 2015 and this year, Irwin accepted about $20,000 to pay premiums for workers compensation insurance, but instead of forwarding the money to the company to place coverage, he converted it for his personal use.

Deputy Commissioner Jay Florence urges anyone who bought insurance from Irwin to verify their coverage.

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