La. Agent Booked on Multiple Fraud Allegations

February 3, 2003

A Monroe, Louisiana agent was arrested in the latest investigation of alleged insurance fraud across the state, acting Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Robert Wooley has confirmed.

Sharon McGraw Burns, A/K/A Ruby M. Burns, 55, residence address 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.

She 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, Department of Insurance Fraud Unit investigators served her with a Cease and Desist order and summary license suspensions.

Department of Insurance records reportedly show that Burns has held life & health and property & casualty insurance licenses since 1986.

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