LOS ANGELES – On December 17, 2020, former insurance agent Lloyd Gronich, 61, of Oak Park, was arraigned on 29 felony counts of grand theft, identity theft and unauthorized computer access, as well as 13 misdemeanor counts of theft after allegedly stealing $4,204 in commissions belonging to his co-workers.
An investigation by the California Department of Insurance revealed that on multiple occasions, Gronich allegedly defrauded other insurance agents he worked with by stealing their commissions. To facilitate the theft, Gronich allegedly stole the identities of his co-workers’ clients and illegally accessed their computerized insurance applications. Gronich is accused of then making changes to the applications to divert the commissions to himself for personal use. His alleged theft totaled $4,204.
Gronich voluntarily surrendered his insurance license on October 22, 2020.
“In this day of technology and investigative work, it’s difficult to believe that dishonest people have a notion they can get away with this type of criminal activity,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “The California Department of Insurance employs very capable and driven investigators who have proven track records.”