Tom Hanks Is Among Alleged Fraud Victims Of Calif. Insurance Broker

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Tom Hanks and otehr celebrities are among a list of victims in an alleged fraud case in California.

Here is an excerpt from the story:

Actor Tom Hanks is among four victims of a Thousand Oaks insurance agent who was arrested Wednesday morning after a federal grand jury indicted him for mail fraud, alleging he overbilled clients more than $800,000.

Jerry B. Goldman was taken into custody at his home on federal mail-fraud charges after an FBI investigation led to the grand jury indictment. Along with Hanks, Goldman’s four victims include musician Andy Summers, a member of the band the Police, federal officials said.

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