Sentencing is delayed for insurance agent responsible for bilking seniors
November 22, 2011
Sentencing for the former Issaquah insurance agent convicted of swindling more than $1 million from elderly clients has been delayed until Dec. 9.
Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim, 49, pleaded guilty Oct. 31 to 10 counts of first-degree theft in King County Superior Court. Prosecutors reduced the number of charges from 21 as part of a plea deal.
Jamrus-Kassim was scheduled for sentencing Nov. 18, but the court continued the hearing until December after the defendant requested a different attorney.
Prosecutors said Jamrus-Kassim stole at least $1,052,088 between late 2007 and late 2009. The seniors — ranging in age from 74 to 90 — made out checks to Jamrus-Kassim. The clients thought she intended to reinvest the money for them.
Instead, she funneled the money into a personal account for clothes, jewelry, online psychic advisers and a trip to Mexico.
Bankers Life and Casualty, a company Jamrus-Kassim used to work for, agreed last month to repay the money she stole, plus interest.