Joy Zaccardi and her fiancé had found the perfect deal---affordable car insurance for a new vehicle.
The deal from her insurance agent, Whitman, MA’s Glenn Paul Pearson, almost seemed too good to be true to the 26-year-old Weymouth woman, especially when the quote from CHC Insurance came in a couple thousand dollars lower than the others.
On Feb. 26, a full month after purchasing the insurance premium, she found out why. It turned out she wasn’t actually insured.
“The policy was for $1,800 and we made a one-time payment of $936. He just pocketed that,” Zaccardi told The Enterprise. “To the Registry of Motor Vehicles, it shows insured and active. But the insurance company said we have no policy, nothing.”
Pearson, who is set to report to federal prison on March 1 after he was sentenced last November to 48 months for tax embezzlement, sold her a nonexistent policy, she said.
His insurance license was stripped by the state on Jan. 22 and he was ordered to cease all business operations. But, on the verge of going to prison, he is accused of still conducting his business to this day, including selling Zaccardi a policy on Jan. 25 that he wasn’t legally allowed to offer.