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Georgia Agent Gets 5 Year Sentence for Stealing Insurance Premiums

A Gwinnett County, Ga., man convicted on charges including insurance fraud has been sentenced to serve five years in prison. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a news release that 56-year-old Ronald Alan Dunn of Loganville was sentenced Friday. A …

Michigan Court: Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …

Georgia Couple Arrested for Insurance Fraud, COI Forgery

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 …

North Dakota Agent Permanently Barred From Selling Insurance

An administrative law judge in North Dakota has made permanent a cease and desist order issued by Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm against insurance producer Frederick Paul Skoda, formerly of Fargo, N.D., now of Detroit Lakes, Minn. The Dec. 26, 2013, …

Texas Windstorm Insurance Agent Gets 4 Year Prison Sentence

A Houston-area insurance agent whose company included the word “integrity” in its name has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from about 40 clients. A judge in Galveston on Monday sentenced Christopher Vernon Murphy in a plea …

Jury Convicts Former North Dakota Insurance Agent of Theft

A jury has convicted a former Dickinson, N.D., insurance agent accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a client. The Dickinson Press reports that jurors deliberated more than an hour Monday before finding Scott Biggs guilty of theft …

Oklahoma Attorney General Files Workers’ Comp Charges on Agent

Eight felony charges have been filed against an Oklahoma City insurance agent accused of fraudulently obtaining workers’ compensation policies. Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office filed the charges on Friday against 27-year-old Fernando Espinoza. Espinoza is accused of making false or …

North Carolina Men Sentenced in Crop Insurance Fraud

Two North Carolina men have been sentenced for their roles in a massive crop insurance fraud. A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced insurance agent William Larry Rogers to 9 years in prison for conspiring to make false statements, to make …

West Virginia Insurance Agent Charged With Fraud

A Parkersburg, W. Va., insurance agent faces charges of defrauding clients through a scheme that included phony companies and policies. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says a federal grand jury indicted 53-year-old Lloyd B. Carr on 35 counts. The charges issued …

North Dakota Insurance Agent Banned From Insurance

A cease and desist order against Tanya Rud, a Bismarck, N.D., insurance agent, was recently served by North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm for allegedly being indebted to an insurance company, engaging in financially irresponsible behavior and assisting another insurance …