Louisiana Agent Accused of Pocketing Premiums, Forgery

December 10, 2009

A St. Bernard Parish, La., agent has been arrested by the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit and served by Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators with a cease and desist order, summary suspension of her license and a $21,250 fine notice for alleged misappropriation of premiums and forgery.

Jolie R. Bonvillian is alleged to have collected and misappropriated cash in the amount of approximately $149,426, written approximately 85 fraudulent commercial auto policies and obtained approximately 109 fraudulent Premium Finance Agreements to finance the policies.

She is also alleged to have obtained approximately 230 additional fraudulent Premium Finance Agreements utilizing fraudulent borrower information and forging signatures. She is further alleged to have made a conscious effort to keep all payments up to date to prevent the fraud from being discovered.

Department records show that Bonvillian was issued a Property, Casualty and Vehicle Physical Damage licenses in August 1993 which was valid until being summarily suspended. Her license will be permanently revoked 30 days from the time of service unless a hearing is requested with the Department.

Source: Louisiana Department of Insurance

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