Released: October 17, 2007
An Angie insurance agent has been issued a cease and desist
order, summary suspension and served with a $14,000 civil fine
notice today for alleged misappropriation, document forgery
and filing false public documents.
Kimberly McKenzie, 39, was served by Department of Insurance
Fraud Section Investigators today with an order to cease and
desist from engaging in the business of insurance, a summary
suspension of her licenses and a civil fine notice.
It is alleged that McKenzie submitted two fraudulent license
renewal applications to the Department of Insurance by not disclosing
her prior criminal record. She is further alleged to have misappropriated
insurance premiums and altered or forged documents while conducting
the business of insurance.
McKenzie is currently on three year probation
for convictions including forgery, unauthorized use of an
access card, issuing
worthless checks and identity theft. Department records show
that McKenzie was issued a Life & Health license in May
2001 and a Property & Casualty license in June 2001. Both
licenses were suspended in today's action.
Commissioner Donelon urges consumers who feel
uneasy about any insurance-related transaction to call the
Insurance Fraud Section at 225-342-4956 or 1-800-259-5300. If
callers don’t want their names used, they can request
that their involvement be kept confidential.