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North Carolina Insurance Agent Accused of Embezzlement

North Carolina insurance officials announced the arrest of Harry Bernard Laughlin of Charlotte on 28 felony counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that between August 2013 and March 2014, while acting as owner …

Georgia Agent Surrenders License

A Gwinnett County insurance agent currently under investigation by the state insurance commissioner’s office has agreed to surrender his license to sell insurance in Georgia, according to officials. Insurance agent John Paul Kill, 63, signed a consent order on July …

Iowa Agent Gets 41 Months in Prison for Defrauding Insurance Companies

A former Des Moines, Iowa, insurance agent was sentenced to 41 months in prison for insurance fraud, the Iowa Insurance Division announced. Melissa Ilene Williams, of Dike, Iowa, also was ordered to pay restitution for fabricating and submitting life insurance …

Georgia Agent Accused of Home, Crop Insurance Fraud

An Eastman, Georgia, insurance agent has been charged with insurance fraud and forgery in connection with homeowners and crop insurance policies she sold in the middle Georgia. Officials said warrants have been issued for the arrest of Sarah Amber Winans, …

Iowa Insurance Agent Charged with Creating Bogus Policies

A 46-year-old insurance agent in northeast Iowa has been accused of creating fake life insurance policies so she could make more in commissions. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says Melissa Williams, of Dike, is charged with one count of mail fraud. …

Ex-Insurance Agent Participated in West Virginia Arson Scheme

A former West Virginia  insurance agent has admitted to his role in an arson scheme in Logan, according to a federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said 44-year-old William Janey Thompson pleaded guilty to wire fraud, aiding and abetting arson …

Oklahoma Investigation Leads to 12 Charges Against Former Agent

A former Tulsa, Okla., insurance agent with a prior conviction of embezzlement has now been charged with 11 counts of obtaining money by false pretense and one count of violation of the Oklahoma Producer License Act. Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) …

Tennessee Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing Premiums

A Dyersburg, Tenn., former insurance agent is scheduled for sentencing next month after she entered guilty pleas to felony theft charges. Tina Butler was indicted on charges that she took insurance premium money from 16 clients and used it for …