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March 16, 2023

TDI investigation leads to indictment against public adjuster


A Texas public insurance adjuster accused of stealing more than $268,000 in insurance claims from multiple victims has been indicted by a grand jury in Kimble County.

A Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) investigation alleges Andrew Joseph Mitchell signed the name of clients on their insurance claim checks and kept the money for himself. On February 16, a Kimble County grand jury indicted Mitchell for second degree felony forgery.

TDI Fraud Investigator Sergeant Mark Pardaen says Mitchell has a pattern of similar alleged activity across several states. “We have other victims here in Texas we’re referring to prosecutors, but Mitchell is currently in jail in Louisiana, and we know of investigations in at least two other states.”

Mitchell’s adjusting business, Mitchell Adjusting International LLC, was located in Clear Lake Shores, Texas, but solicited clients across the country online.

If convicted of the second-degree forgery charge, Mitchell faces up to 20 years in prison.

You can report suspected insurance fraud by calling 800-252-3439.

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Last updated: 3/16/2023