Former Caldwell insurance agent sentenced for insurance fraud

A judge in Boise has sentenced a former Farmers Insurance agent to 30 days in jail for giving his customers discounts they weren’t qualified for.

A Farmer’s Insurance audit and an Idaho Department of Insurance investigation found that Zane Amy, of Caldwell, submitted false or altered documents so that his customers would receive the discounts, including good-student discounts.

Amy’s actions cost more Farmer’s more than $6,000, the department said in a news release. The department said customers were unaware of the modifications.

Fourth District Judge Stephen Hippler in Boise also ordered Zane to perform 50 hours of community service, pay a $2,500 fine plus court costs and pay restitution to Farmers. He was granted a withheld judgment and placed on felony supervised probation for three years. Amy’s probation officer will have discretion to send him to jail for an additional 60 days for any probation violations.

The prosecution agreed to dismiss a charge of grand theft and three additional charges of insurance fraud as part of the plea deal.

Amy’s insurance license was revoked in 2013.