November 19, 2008
Baton Rouge Insurance Agent Arrested, Issued Cease and Desist Order,
License Revocation and Fine Notice
A Baton Rouge insurance agent has been arrested, issued a cease
and desist order and notice of license revocation and fine today
for insurance fraud, theft and forgery.
Winston Earl Harris, 63, was arrested today by Louisiana State Police
on charges of Insurance Fraud, Theft and Forgery. He was also served
with a cease and desist order, notice of license revocation and a
$25,000 fine today by Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators
for alleged misappropriation, insurance fraud and forgery.
Harris is alleged to have misappropriated over $310,411 in the form
of commission payments. He is alleged to have accomplished this by
producing false documents and forging signatures.
show that Harris was issued a Life and Health license in May 1998
was valid until today’s action.
Commissioner Donelon urges consumers who feel uneasy about any insurance
related transaction to call the Department of Insurance Fraud Section
at 225-342-4956 or 1-800-259-5300. If callers do not want their names
used, they can request that their involvement be kept confidential.