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Cab owners will get money back from bogus insurance companies

Albany- Dozens of Georgia cab companies are trying to straighten out their car insurance after being scammed by a bogus insurance company.

Malachi Lewis owns three taxis with the Albany Cab Company. He'll be reimbursed thousands of dollars he paid Phoenix Brokerage Incorporated for more than two years.

This week, he found out the state insurance commissioner shut down Phoenix and Main Street Brokerage for selling phony policies. Lewis says there were never clues anything was wrong.

"The only thing that bothered me was that they never stayed in one place very long," he said. "They were in Chamblee, some other place and finally Barnesville."

Lewis has already changed the insurance on his cabs to a company out of Atlanta used by other local cab drivers.

posted by brannon.stewart@walb.com

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