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Baton Rouge Insurance Agent's Licenses are Suspended and Her Husband is Arrested in Investigation of $1 Million Fraud Scheme

A Baton Rouge agent's insurance licenses were suspended and her husband was arrested Monday by Louisiana State Police in connection with submission of alleged fraudulent documents to the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are pending.

Cynthia Anderson Wilson, 41, of 17433 East Sugar Mill Drive, Baton Rouge, was served with a summary suspension of her insurance licenses yesterday by fraud investigators with the Louisiana Department of Insurance. Her husband, Anthony Wilson, 44, was arrested and charged with nine counts of insurance fraud and nine counts of filing false public records.

Cynthia Wilson, through her insurance agency, Horizon Insurance Agencies, Inc., provided bogus insurance certificates that were included in applications submitted by Anthony Wilson on behalf of Executive Construction, Inc., to obtain surety bonds from the Division of Small and Emerging Business Development of the Department of Economic Development. Both of the Wilsons are officers of Executive Construction, Inc., and he is the company's owner.

The continuing investigation of the Wilsons is being carried out by the Department of Insurance Fraud Section and the State Police Insurance Fraud Unit in conjunction with the Dept. of Economic Development. DED officials first contacted the Department of Insurance Fraud Section in the matter after discovering irregularities in documents contained in Executive Construction documents filed with the DED bonding assistance program.

Department of Insurance investigators served Ms. Wilson with a summary suspension of her insurance licenses and the licenses of her insurance agency, Horizon Insurance Agencies, Inc., 6455 Renoir Ave., Suite A, Baton Rouge, at the time of her husband's arrest on Monday. Ms. Wilson, 41, and the Horizon agency have been licensed by the La. Department of Insurance to sell life and health and property and casualty insurance since 1994.

Individuals who have purchased insurance from Ms. Wilson or Horizon Insurance Agencies should contact the insurance company at the telephone number listed on the insurance policy or other material received from the company. If they are unable to reach the insurance company or have additional questions, they may call the Department of Insurance in Baton Rouge, at 225-342-5900, or toll-free, 1-800-259-5300, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.