The Real Deal Miami

Flagler Title mystery continues

August 10, 2009 11:52AM

Roger Gamblin disappeared more than a year ago as his Flagler Title Company headed toward financial chaos. Authorities believe he may have taken $2.5 million in escrow money, and claims against the company are now up past $10 million. Larry Saichek, the court-appointed receiver, said Flagler’s underwriters have already paid out about $5 million in claims. Gamblin and his wife, Peggy, disappeared May 25, 2008, and subsequent investigations revealed that business had dropped by almost 75 percent. Chicago Title Insurance, Flagler’s underwriter, has investigated the many claims left in the wake of Gamblin’s vanishing act.