OLYMPIA, Wash. – Lilibeth Brulotte, a former insurance agent, pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court to third-degree theft in connection with writing fake auto insurance policies. Brulotte’s sentence was deferred for two years and will be dismissed if she commits no new crimes. She was also ordered to pay $4,668 in restitution and a $500 victim assessment fee.
Officials charged Brulotte after an investigation by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU). According to the investigation, Brulotte wrote comprehensive-only auto insurance policies for fake vehicles on existing Farmer’s Insurance policies from February 2013 through October 2015 to give clients a multi-car discount. She collected $4,668 in payments and caused $3,420 in lost premiums to Farmers, for a total loss of $8,088. Brulotte became licensed to sell insurance in 2012 and Kreidler revoked her license in 2017.