Officer's widow sues for life insurance benefits

August 31, 2011 3:13:27 PM PDT
The widow of a North Chicago Police officer is suing to seek life insurance benefits she says have been wrongfully withheld.

In 2006, Officer Dean Vincent signed up for the city's life insurance program, according to attorney Keith Hunt, who is representing Susan Vincent.

The policy was supposed to pay out $300,000.

After Vincent died last year, his widow says she found out the life insurance company was paying only $100,000.

"When Susan first met with human resources after Dean died, they opened up the file and there were all the forms filled out showing that he had applied for a $300,000 policy," said Hunt.

The City of North Chicago responded to a request for a statement by saying, "We've referred this matter to the city's insurance carrier. They are reviewing the complaint."

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