Tom Hanks swindled by insurance broker

Updated: Nov 08, 2012, 15:21 PM IST

Washington: Tom Hanks has been the victim of fraud as his insurance broker, a man named Jerry B. Goldman, has been charged with ten counts of swindling, it has been revealed.

Goldman may receive up to 20 years per charge and there are ten charges stacked against him, Contactmusic reported.

According to TMZ, Goldman managed to con around 800k dollars out of Hanks and two other wealthy clients. He got the money by telling his clients that the premiums of insurance for the items they wanted covering were much higher than they really were - sometimes as much as 600 percent higher.

The crooked insurance agent skimmed the excess off the money his clients paid him, which they all thought was going direct to their insurers, and pocketed it for himself.

The serious allegations against him are “mail fraud” in which he sent false statements to his clients, to make the whole thing seem legit.

Goldman’s other victims included Andy Summers and an unnamed member of the band The Police.