SMITH CENTER – (May 6, 2020) – A judge has ordered a Smith Center woman convicted of insurance fraud to serve 45 days in jail after granting the state’s motion to correct an earlier illegal sentence of only probation, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. On February 5, following a bench trial in Smith County District Court, Trisha A. Wiehl, 40, was found guilty of 57 charges – one count of insurance fraud, four counts of theft, 35 counts of making false information, eight counts of insurance agent or broker failing to pay premium to company, six counts of forgery, and three counts of false impersonation. At sentencing, the state requested Wiehl be imprisoned. The court rejected the request and sentenced her to pay a $3,000 fine and serve...
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Smith Center woman sentenced to 45 days in jail for insurance fraud