Sounds like fraud. But I cannot fully understand your question. You can call me or a local attorney for a consultation.
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You are describing actionable fraud, conversion, and multiple criminal acts. Is anyone currently representing the other victims? If so, you should consult with that law firm. If not, you should seek out local counsel.
Sounds like torts and theft. Contract the police and an experienced attorney.
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Who informed you that this was going on? If the problem is as rampid as you describe you need to take contact local authorities and seek counsel. A lawyer may be able to get the money that was taken before its squandered. Contact an experienced insurance lawyer to assist you. I wish you the best of luck.
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I agree as to his insurance company this is fraud, but as to you and your wife, this is theft. Contact your police department and ask to speak to a detective in the white collar crime department, get copies of all of the records and documents that prove the chain of events as you have described them and turn this matter over to the police.
The criminal system is a better choice of dealing with this person and may be more effective in getting your money back.
The civil justice system has certain limits to which we can't go, and putting someone like this in jail is one of those limits. For your sake, and future victims, turn this over to the police.
This doesn't mean that you cannot also hire a civil lawyer to pursue the return of your money, but in my experience, someone so desperate to steal money from his employer and his clients has more than likely spent the money in a manner that it will be difficult to recover, and you might not be able to actually get your money back.
The good news is theft and actual fraud are not typically dischargeable in a bankruptcy, so he can't file bankruptcy to avoid paying you. But collecting a debt against any individual can be very difficult.
Good Luck to you.