Colleyville, Texas Insurance Fraud and Murder Case Update

A housekeeper who was found dead in September of last year was killed as part of a seven-figure life insurance scam. Anita Fox, 72, was found murdered in the entryway of a home she was cleaning in Colleyville, Texas. Colleyville police said that Gerard Gorman, 48, and his son Bernard, 27, were named suspects in the “complex” scam. Police believe someone took out a fraudulent seven-figure life insurance policy on her, which she was not aware of. They believe the Gormans killed her because of it, trying to cash in on the money. Gerard Gorman was found dead of natural causes near Houston last month. Bernard Gorman was arrested by police in Florida and has been charged with Fox’s murder. It is unknown whether the insurance agent who sold the policy will be implicated. The FBI and the Fraud Unit are investigating whether more people are involved and if there is a larger insurance fraud scheme. Read the Star-Telegram story about the fraud scheme.


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