One agent guilty, relative charged with stealing insurance payments

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The owner of a Hudson, N.H., insurance company, whose relative admitted to stealing $140,000 in workers’ compensation premium payments last summer, is accused of taking $72,000 for insurance from seven businesses that he allegedly never purchased policies for.

Stephen Drohan, 47, was indicted on 14 felony theft counts and one forgery count for allegedly stealing from the companies, mostly in the trucking industry, since 2008, according to a report in the Nashua Telegraph, citing court records.

Drohan, who operated SJD Insurance Agency from his home, is accused of stealing from CCN Enterprises of Merrimack, N.H.; Otis Garnett Trucking of Mont Vernon, N.H.; Kruger Excavation and Trucking of Pembroke, N.H.; Rangley Enterprises of Kingston, N.H.; Crisp Contracting of Nashua; Z.M. Zahn and Sons of Milford, N.H.; and J&A&E Transport, whose address was unknown, according to the report.

The forgery charge stems from Drohan’s alleged forging of a company official’s signature on insurance documents.

The newspaper also reported, citing public documents, that Stephen Drohan is related to Scott Drohan, 47, who pleaded guilty last summer to taking $140,000 in workers’ compensation premiums from a local firm. He admitted to misappropriating the funds through Juskel Services, his Hudson, N.H.-based payroll company, by failing to pay taxes and insurance premiums for Burke Rehold, a Billrica, Mass.-based trucking firm, according to the newspaper. He faces up to 27 months in prison at his sentencing, scheduled for Jan. 27, 2011.

Scott Drohan, out on bail awaiting his sentencing date, also is accused in Massachusetts of taking money for jobs he never completed through another company, Scott Drohan Tile & Construction, the newspaper said.

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