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Naugatuck Man Admits Defrauding Connecticut Residents

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on December 16, CHRISTOPHER SCULL, 36, of Naugatuck, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to two counts of mail fraud stemming from a scheme to defraud investors of more than $120,000.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately June 2011 and continuing until approximately January 2014, SCULL, while employed as an insurance agent with Bankers Life & Casualty Company (“Bankers Life”), devised and executed a scheme to defraud victims out of money.  As part of the scheme, SCULL induced one victim to make withdrawals from her annuity and give the money to SCULL by falsely representing that the victim owed certain fees in connection with the account.  SCULL caused the victim to submit an annuity withdrawal form and, after the victim received a check in the mail from Bankers Life, SCULL directed the victim to deposit the money into her account and write SCULL a personal check.  SCULL then used the money for his own benefit.

Judge Hall scheduled sentencing for March 10, 2016, at which time SCULL faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.

This matter has been investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan L. Wines.

Updated December 18, 2015

Financial Fraud