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Former California Insurance Agent Charged With Multiple Felonies

Felony charges for grand theft and identity theft were filed against Alicia Calderon, 33, a former licensed insurance producer in California, after investigators reportedly discovered evidence that Calderon took money from and issued fraudulent policies for a commercial building and …

California Agent Charged With Grand Theft And Forgery

Former insurance agent Richard Brian Willand, 54, of Sylmar, Calif., voluntarily surrendered at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando on a warrant for his arrest for alleged grand theft of insurance premium payments, forgery and fraudulent misrepresentation. …

California Agent Allegedly Steals $65K from Small Business Owners

California Insurance agent Francis Okyere, 67, self-surrendered this week at the Los Angeles County Superior Court after being charged with four felony counts of grand theft. The charges arose from an investigation by the California Department of Insurance’s investigation division …

Southern California Agent Arrested for Bogus Policy Scam

Angel Estrada, 22, a formerly licensed insurance producer and owner of Angel Estrada Agency, swindled a national insurer out of more than $140,000 in commissions by writing bogus commercial insurance policies to earn large commissions, the California Department of Insurance …

Former Washington Agent Jailed for Stealing Premiums

Donald W. Morgan, 67, of Bingen, Wash., pleaded guilty in Snohomish County Superior Court to a felony count of first-degree theft involving his former customers’ insurance premiums. He is serving 30 days in the Snohomish County jail and will pay …

Insurance Agent at Heart of Heartbreaking California Wildfire

Derek Ross has his hands full with the Woolsey Fire in Southern California for three reasons. He’s an insurance agent with numerous clients affected, he’s the president of the board of a school district that’s had to close due to …

Hawaii Insurance Agent Busy Sorting out Coverage Mess from Lava Flows

It could be an understatement to say Amber Lopez, principal at Pacific Island Insurance LLC in Hawaii, has been busy over the past month as the island state’s erupting Kilauea sends lava flows throughout neighborhoods. Lava has burned down some …

Agent’s California Senate Bid Driven by Need for Better Representation

Tom Pratt, an insurance agent who specializes in procuring fine art coverage in a rural Northern California community, has worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years. By day he is an insurance agent. In his spare time, …

Hail Storm Brings Boom for Some Iowa Businesses, Insurance Agents

A severe June 30 hail storm that struck Sioux City, Iowa has become big business for certain sectors of the local economy and drawn interest from outside contractors. The Sioux City Journal reported that auto body shops, insurance agencies, roofing …

Connecticut Man Gets Prison for Defrauding Investors out of $874K

A Connecticut man will spend almost four years in prison for operating an investment scheme that defrauded people of more than $874,000. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 54-year-old Anthony Sciarra, of Wethersfield, Conn., was sentenced Wednesday in Hartford federal court. …