The Insurance Council of British Columbia has suspended the license of an insurance broker for 12 months after the broker admitted she used her position in the industry to try to coerce a member of the public to make a false claim to the province’s public insurer – a claim that would have benefited the broker, who was liable for the motor vehicle accident.

A council investigation found that the suspended broker, Candice Samantha Sharpe-Terreault, was backing a van out of a parking lot in April 2011, when she struck the front left bumper of another vehicle.

The driver of the parked vehicle was walking towards the vehicles at the time and witnessed the motor vehicle accident. The driver of the parked vehicle exchanged cell phone numbers with the broker.

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Canadian – October 18, 2011.

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