The owner of a car rental company in Springfield, Illinois, has been charged with insurance fraud and is being investigated by the Secretary of State’s office, according to a report by the State Journal-Register.
Jordan Monroe, CEO of Urgent Rent-a-Car, is facing one count of insurance fraud. The charge involves a claim made in February 2021 to National Interstate Insurance Co. of Richfield, Ohio, according to the report.
The charge comes as Urgent Rent-a-car was investigated by the state regarding state insurance requirements on rental vehicles. The state requires car rental companies to have insurance with a company doing business in Illinois.
“The Illinois Secretary of State Police continue to investigate Urgent Rent-a-Car,” Henry Haupt, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office, told the Journal-Register. “Illinois License Plates on Company Fleet Rental Vehicles [had] was revoked for failing to meet state insurance requirements.
Urgent said an audit of the secretary of state’s office was completed and confirmed the validity of the rental company’s license plates and current insurance policy, according to the report. The policy in question involves commercial fleet insurance from Nationwide General Auto Insurance.
Monroe is due in court on July 14. He could not be reached for comment on July 1, the report said.