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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Naugatuck Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $120K from Clients

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER SCULL, 37, of Naugatuck, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately June 2011 to January 2014, SCULL, while employed as an insurance agent with Bankers Life & Casualty Company, stole nearly $120,000 from seven clients.  Most of the money was stolen from two vulnerable victims.

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.

On December 16, 2015, SCULL pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud.

Chief Judge Hall ordered SCULL to pay restitution in the amount of $119,965.38.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan L. Wines.

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Updated November 29, 2016