Report: Sex allegations, corruption at Citizens Insurance - FOX 13 News

Report: Sex allegations, corruption at Citizens Insurance

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An investigation into the state-run Citizens insurance is sure to hit Florida homeowners like a bombshell. It's about what was going on at the office while it was jacking up insurance rates.

An investigation found sex affairs in the office, corporate corruption and pornography in the workplace.  Officials for the state funded insurance company released a list of 474 complaints it's investigated since 2008.  Examples we've seen so far range from mild to wild.

A search of a computer found digital photographs of adults engaging in sexual activity.  The pictures and computer have been sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The report indicates lots of financial misconduct. For example, an employee extending a rental car lease for personal benefit.  There are several cases of workers using company credit cards for personal purchases.

We also found allegations of drugs in the workplace.  A claims supervisor found controlled substance and confronted two employees, then destroyed the substance without any follow up or referral, according to the report.

Another employee threatened to bring a gun to work and kill people she "dislikes."  There's even a night at the bar where several female employees were drinking and taking off their bras.

Citizens actually released this information in an effort to clear its name.  It wants everyone to know these complaints are investigated and people are punished.  But the nature of the complaints at a company funded by taxpayers will raise a whole lot of new questions.

LINKS: Read the complaints and the full review.

FOX 13's Alcides Segui has been unpacking the report. You can follow him on Twitter @SeguiFox13.

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