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Louisville man accused of writing fraudulent insurance applications

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Justin Bauer (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Justin Bauer (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been charged years after investigators say he submitted several fraudulent insurance applications in order to pocket extra commission for himself.

According to a criminal summons, Justin Andrew Bauer was an insurance agent for the Bankers Life and Casualty insurance agency prior to April 14, 2009, when he signed, completed and submitted 25-30 fraudulent life insurance policy applications.

His reason for doing this, according to investigators, was to receive additional payment in the form of commissions.

When questioned, Bauer allegedly told investigators that he'd been submitting fraudulent applications for one-and-a-half years prior to that time, stating that "he needed the money."

In total, he's accused of receiving $6,780 in commissions from the fraudulent applications. Bauer also allegedly admitted that he may have qualified for a convention trip due to the fraudulent applications.

Authorities say Bauer was submitting applications without the knowledge of the clients whose names were on the applications.

On Jan. 11, Bauer was charged with insurance fraud. He is expected to appear in court on Jan. 28.

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