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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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SistahSoul    

Dear TMZ:

Why pray tell is this news?

Signed,
The rest of the world.

623 days ago
17.

MrHarrybawls2010    

Tom Hanks has entered the world of gay porn. His next 2 projects are entitled Foreskin Gump and Shaving Ryan's Privates...

623 days ago
18.

manbearpig    

anyone who steal from tom hanks is a good guy in my book. i only wish he stolen more and given hanks a good beating to go along with it too!!!

623 days ago
19.

Cindy    

Should have gone with Allstate!

623 days ago
20.

bring back recent posts    

BOOOOOOOOOOO FRIGGEN WHOOOOOOOOOO... a wealthy persons getting treated the same as the rest of us......playing violin

623 days ago
21.

Don Pedro    

Hanks always came off as a very nice friendly idiot....nice can still be stupid.

622 days ago
22.

atxgirl    

this has very little to do with Tom Hanks..yes he was a victim but to say "don't mess with Forrest Gump" is just stupid. I hate TMZ's writers.

622 days ago
23.

Freddie K    

Thats not what the said. The actually sad "Tom Hanks is a s***bag" said his Insurance man.

622 days ago
24.

DaveT    

Life is like a box of chocolates, there's always some brat who eats the good ones and leaves the gross coconut chocolates

622 days ago
25.

Butterfly    

EVEN THO MANY OF US HAVE financial advisers, accountants, tax attorneys, those who are hired to protect our investments. our checking accounts, none of us should just sit back and not, personally, go over our holdings a few times a year, to remain acquainted with our financial structure. Too many of us "trust" so-called, "high powered" companies to calculate for us. Not a wise decision. In some instances, it could fall into the category of identity theft. Let's hope not!

622 days ago
26.

DahhTroll    

Ive meet Tom Hanks he is a real ass hole.
Him and his wife are not good people.

622 days ago
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