Acting Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Robert Wooley confirmed that a Monroe, La. insurance agent was arrested as a part of an ongoing statewide crackdown on insurance fraud being conducted by the La. Department of Insurance Fraud Section and the La. State Police Insurance Fraud Unit.
Sharon McGraw Burns, A/K/A Ruby M. Burns, residence address 105 Bettrick Dr., Monroe, was charged with two counts of filing or maintaining false public documents. She allegedly filed documents with the Office of Motor Vehicles in Monroe, that claim her clients had insurance coverage when they did not. She also allegedly failed to remit in a timely manner certain insurance premiums paid to her by her clients. At the time of the arrest, DOI Fraud Unit investigators served her with a Cease and Desist order and summary license suspensions.
Burns has held life/health and property/casualty insurance licenses since 1986.
The arrest is the latest in a series involving the DOI and the State Police Insurance Fraud Task Force. “We will continue to shut down dishonest insurance agents in the coming months as we continue our anti-fraud activities across the state,” Wooley said.
Policyholders in Northeastern Louisiana who have purchased insurance from Sharon McGraw Burns A/K/A as Ruby M. Burns should call their insurance company to verify their insurance coverage. If they have trouble reaching the insurance company they can call the Louisiana Department of Insurance, at (225) 342-5900, or toll-free, at (800) 259-5300, for assistance.