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Idaho Insurance Producer Accused of Fraud, Has License Revoked

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A Nampa insurance broker has had his license revoked by the state of Idaho for what the Idaho Department of Insurance said were "dishonest practices."  

DOI Director Dean Cameron announced Monday morning that Scott Gropp, of Nampa, had violated Idaho insurance code, including "misrepresentations and omissions, fraudulent or dishonest practices or incompetence in the conduct of his insurance business."

Officials said in 2014, Gropp "knowingly filed a false claim" following the theft of a vehicle but the policy had lapsed due to non-payment. Officials said Gropp renewed the policy under a new policy number after the theft in an attempt to obtain money, but investigators with the Progressive Insurance company reported the suspicious activity.

Additionally, Gropp was accused of providing false information to obtain an auto policy for himself and issuing five falsified certificates of liability insurance through his agency, Intermountain Insurance Group, LLC. 

The DOI said in addition to the revocation of his license, Gropp is prohibited from working for Intermountain Insurance Group in any capacity and was ordered to divest himself of all interest in the agency. Gropp and Intermountain is also liable to pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.