Glynn County commissioner, wife accused of insurance fraud

Bob, Sherry Coleman accused of defrauding workers' compensation customers

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor

Bob Coleman and Sherry Coleman are facing 15 charges of insurance fraud.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The Glynn County grand jury indicted two Brunswick insurance agents Wednesday accused of multiple counts of fraud.

After a year-long investigation by the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation, Bob Coleman, 69, and his wife, Sherry Coleman, 59, are accused of 15 felony counts of violation of the Georgia Insurance Code. 

Bob Coleman, the owner of Coleman Insurance Agency, is also commissioner-at-large, post 2, of the Glynn County Commission. 

The Colemans have been charged with defrauding customers who paid the pair for workers’ compensation insurance as well as other lines of insurance. The indictment handed down includes 10 separate victims. The case is still under active investigation and there is the possibility of additional victims and charges.

If any business owner has purchased workers’ compensation insurance through the Coleman Insurance Agency or if you are a general contractor who has received a certificate of insurance for workers’ compensation coverage from the Coleman Agency in the past two years, you are asked to call the State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division at  404-657-7285 or 800-533-0682.

Michael Browning, the chairman of Glynn County Board of Commissioners released a statement about Bob Coleman's status Wednesday afternoon:

At this time, we are working to make sure that the Board of Commissioners is aware of the situation.  This is a matter for the Board of Commissioners and our County Attorney to address and discuss next steps.”

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