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Former Connecticut Agency Owner Gets More Than 6 Years for Fraud Scheme

A Connecticut insurance agent authorities say defrauded a specialty lender, insurance carriers, the city of Hartford and the state of Connecticut out of more than $2 million to fund a lavish lifestyle has been sentenced to more than six years …

California Insurance Agent Convicted of Worker’s Comp Insurance Fraud

Kannai David Scantlen, 41, of Valley Springs, Calif., a former insurance agent conducting business as Kan I Save Insurance Services, was convicted of insurance fraud and sentenced to 60 days, three years of formal probation, and ordered to pay $20,000 …

North Carolina Insurance Agent Charged with Embezzlement

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Jacob Christopher Mullins, 28, of Fremont; he is charged with one count each of embezzlement by an insurance agent, financial card fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. Department of …

Georgia Agency Owner Accused of 10 Counts of Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ announced the arrest of insurance agent Macie Anedra Yawn, 27, of Cochran, Ga. Yawn owned and operated Charles Robinson Insurance Agency in Eastman and is accused of committing 10 counts of insurance fraud. Bleckley County …

3 Tennessee Agents Face Disciplinary Actions, $680K in Fines by TDCI

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) announced disciplinary actions taken against three former Tennessee agents for misappropriation, failure to report administrative actions, and felony convictions involving fraud. The punishments were the result of months of work by TDCI’s …

North Carolina Agent Charged with 13 Counts of Embezzlement

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of David Maylon Pickett, Grifton, N.C.; he is charged with 13 counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent in Craven, Harnett, Lenoir, Pitt and Wayne Counties. NCDOI criminal investigators allege Pickett …

Former Southern California Insurance Agent Sentenced for Felony Fraud

Hesham Saleh Ibrahim, 57, of Palmdale, Calif., pleaded no contest to felony insurance fraud and was sentenced to three years felony probation, 30 days community labor and ordered to pay nearly $1,000 in restitution and fines. Ibrahim was charged in …

Tennessee Takes Disciplinary Actions Against 4 Agents

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) took disciplinary actions against four agents in the state that have resulted in licensure revocations, probation, and monetary civil penalties totaling $15,000. “The Department is dedicated to the protection of Tennessee insurance …

Former Florida Insurance Agent Arrested for Stealing $20K in Premiums

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced the arrest of Lisa Dwyer, 49, a formerly licensed insurance agent employed by Southeast Insurance Agency in Davie, Fla., after she allegedly stole more than $20,000 in premium …

Florida Insurance Agent Found Guilty of Racketeering, Money Laundering

A jury has found Cantonment, Fla., insurance agent Randall Petersen guilty of racketeering and money laundering. An investigation by the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud revealed that Petersen conspired with others during 2010 and 2011 using the …