Georgia Couple Arrested for Insurance Fraud, COI Forgery

June 25, 2014

A Gwinnett County insurance agent and her husband were arrested on multiple counts of insurance fraud, according to an announcement by Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

Insurance agent Cynthia Dunn faces charges of one count of insurance fraud, one count
of forgery, and one count of misappropriation of premiums.

Ronald Alan Dunn, who is not a licensed agent, will be charged with seven counts of insurance fraud, three counts of forgery, two counts of identity fraud, and three counts of violating state licensing requirements.

An investigation by Hudgens’ Fraud Division revealed that the suspects who own Dunn Right Insurance Agency in Loganville, Ga., kept premium payments made to them by three
area businesses and created fraudulent Certificates of Insurance, leading their clients
to believe that actual insurance coverage was in place.

The businesses were seeking to obtain workers’ compensation and general liability insurance.

Cynthia and Ronald Dunn are alleged to have defrauded at least $31,000 from their

Disciplinary action against Cynthia Dunn’s license to sell insurance is under review.

Insurance fraud is a felony with a penalty of two to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Source: Georgia Department of Insurance

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