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Feds to Tom Hanks

Your Insurance Guy

is a SCUMBAG

11/7/2012 2:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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What kind of a heartless a-hole would try to scam Tom Hanks? A soulless insurance agent ... at least according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

The feds just arrested Southern California insurance agent Jerry B. Goldman claiming he bilked Hanks ... along with musician Andy Summers and 2 other rich clients ... out of hundreds of thousands of dollars through an elaborate fraudulent scheme.

According to the feds, Hanks and the rest of the victims had policies through Goldman to cover everything from cars to fine art, personal valuables and real estate property ... but Goldman would LIE to his clients about the costs of the coverage, grossly overcharging them and pocketing the excess money.  The feds claim Goldman scammed his clients out of more than $800k over the past 13 years.

In fact, the feds say Goldman tried to cover his tracks by sending his clients bogus copies of their insurance policies ... which showed prices that were inflated up to 600%.

Goldman has been charged with 10 counts of mail fraud -- for allegedly sending the bogus statements through the mail. He's facing 20 years in prison for EACH COUNT ... so if he's convicted across the board, he could be sentenced to 200 years in prison.

The Lesson -- don't f**k with Forrest Gump.

37 COMMENTS

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1.

Duke Steele    

800K over 13 years? Looks like he wasn't very good at it.

623 days ago
2.

kitnplayn    

You've never seen a video like this:
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623 days ago
3.

Kiki    

Sounds like Tom's (et al) money managers weren't checking other insurers' rates every few years. That's recommended so people can see if they can find a lower rate and switch. If they had been doing that maybe the fraud wouldn't have gone on so long...

623 days ago
4.

탑 TOP    

slowly fading into irrelevancy..

623 days ago
5.

Sandi    

And yet wall street thugs and banksters get no punishment.

623 days ago
6.

jenny ruby    

pay her the 80k but get a restraining order for her to stay away have no contact with the twins.
keep her out of shows/ make her stay 1000 feet away

these cards she told police it was not me that is was wetzig. she told cops itw as not me. so why she is saying it is i have no idea. why is she saying it when she agreed on phone last night it was wetzig i dont know. but its all recorded remind
her of that.

623 days ago
7.

Nobrows    

What's the big deal . . . his pal Obama bilked him out of millions, and is coming back for more.

623 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Yeah but don't forget, he is in California where a 200 year prison sentence only lasts about 38 seconds.

623 days ago
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Joey    

Gloldman a Thief I am shocked

623 days ago
10.

me    

Also don't use the US mail.

623 days ago
11.

Raymond    

Anything Goldman deserves extra scrutiny.

623 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

A Jew in so. Cal stealing money from someone in the industry. Not surprised. He won't be convicted of anything

623 days ago
13.

Bitch please    

Why is 95% of TMZ employees FAT! Get off TV ew!

623 days ago
14.

Lydia    

OMG that must have been such a hardship. I feel so badly for them.......................................................

623 days ago
15.

andy    

You don't mess with the greatest guitarest of all time, who just happenned to play for the greatest band of all time. Don't get mad, it's just my favorite guitarist and band

623 days ago
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