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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 …

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 …