Monday, March 23, 2020 5:50 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say an insurance adjuster was charged for stealing nearly $217,000 from a Georgia business damaged by Hurricane Michael. Officials say 58-year-old Steven Eric Chastain was charged Friday with two counts of theft by conversion. Authorities say Chastain was hired to handle insurance claims for an Albany-based business after the hurricane. He is accused of taking checks from an insurance company without sending them to his client. It was not immediately clear whether Chastain had a lawyer to speak on his behalf. He is currently in an Atlanta jail awaiting a bond hearing. If he is convicted on the current charge, he could be sentenced to one to 10 years in prison.