A Salt Lake insurance agent charged with bilking his company of nearly $1 million was sent to the Utah State Prison Monday to undergo a 90-day evaluation.
Keith H. Horrocks, 44, of West Jordan and Midway, Wasatch County, has pleaded guilty to 10 second-degree felony charges for submitting hundreds of forged and fake insurance applications to New York Life Insurance Company. He collected more than $900,000 in commissions in less than a year, according to court documents.Prosecutors believe Horrocks forged 1,920 applications since February 1989 and will ask 3rd District Judge Kenneth Rigtrup to sentence him to prison. But defense attorney Ron Yengich said his client has psychological problems and he is not convinced his client is a good candidate for prison.
Rigtrup ordered Horrocks to prison for a 90-day evaluation and will sentence him on May 13 after receiving reports from officials there.