La. Agent Charged with Pocketing Premiums

July 11, 2005

Louisiana Department of Insurance Fraud Unit investigators accompanied by the State Police Insurance Fraud Unit served a 43-year-old Kenner insurance producer with a cease and desist order and summary suspension of her license on charges of taking more than $4,800 in company funds from two separate insurers, according to Commissioner of Insurance Robert Wooley.

Esther Bonnie Maury was arrested and booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility on 59 counts of premium theft.

Maury is accused of taking premiums from customers of two different insurance companies without remitting those premiums. The department alleges that in 2002 she collected $2,938 in premiums from approximately 63 customers of one insurance company, and in 2004 that she collected $1,915 in premiums from approximately 48 customers of another company.

DOI records show that Maury held a life and health license from November 1998 until the current action, and a property and casualty license from September 2002 until May 2005. Her last address on file with the DOI is 3269 Glen Eagle Lane, Kenner.

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