Chicago, IL asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: what are my legal options when an employee of my public adjuster stole the insurance check from my mailbox

When I finally chased down where my check was I was informed that this now former employee had it and that he had quit a week and half ago. The company took no action of informing me and tried to tell me that sometimes checks are sent to their office, which is a violation of the law and I double checked with State Farm and the check was sent to my address. (17,000$ check). We never received it and then I started getting texts from the former employee saying the check was sent to his office and could he bring it by for me to endorce. These texts were sent from his company phone after he had quit.

I have already filed a police report.

1 Lawyer Answer
Steve McCann
Steve McCann
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Has the employee cashed the check? If so, this is a matter to take up with the police, as that would be a felony. If he has not cashed the check, then I would recommend organizing all information relevant to this situation, and consulting with an attorney individually. The public adjuster and/or his employee may have violated various laws regulating public adjusters in Illinois, which may entitle you to a remedy.

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