Texas insurance agent gets 4 years for theft

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Associated Press

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 1:32 AM

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area insurance agent whose company included the word "integrity" in its name has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from about 40 clients.

A judge in Galveston on Monday sentenced Christopher Vernon Murphy in a plea agreement and ordered him to repay about $75,000. Investigators say Murphy pleaded guilty to theft in fraud cases since May 2010.

Prosecutor Robert Buss says Murphy operated a League City business called Integrity Insurance Agency. Buss says Murphy received payments for Texas Windstorm insurance from his clients but kept the money instead of forwarding it along.

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