Two West Monroe Area Agents Issued Cease and Desist
Orders, Summary Suspensions and Fine Notices
Released: October 8, 2009
Two West Monroe
area agents were issued cease and desist orders, summary suspensions
allegedly allowing unlicensed
employees to conduct the business of insurance. Eight unlicensed
individuals were also issued cease and desist orders today.
Michael Allen Morris, 46, was served by Department of Insurance Fraud
Section Investigators on October 6 with an order to cease and desist
from engaging in the business of insurance, a summary suspension
of his license and a $25,350 fine notice. Dennis Edward Stuckey,
55, was served by Fraud Section Investigators yesterday with a cease
and desist order, summary suspension of his license and $10,000 fine
notice. John Marshall Jackson, III (35), Darryll Calvin Williams
(38), Chelsea Lynn Canzian (22), Andrew Alexander Prince (44), Amy
Renea Piro (39), Susan Jean Robinson (50), Sherry Renee Hale (46)
and Laurie Anne Laurent (24) were all served with cease and desist
orders yesterday for allegedly conducting the business of insurance
without a license.
Morris and Stuckey are alleged to have knowingly allowed 19 unlicensed
individuals to conduct insurance business for Mid South Benefits
between 2008 and 2009. Records show that only Morris and Stuckey
were properly licensed by the Department of Insurance. Morris, owner
of Mid South Benefits, also did not license the agency with the Department
as required by state law.
records show that Morris was issued a Life, Accident & Health
license in August 1986 and Stuckey was issued a Life Insurance license
in July 1998. Both licenses were valid until being summarily suspended
on the date of service and will be permanently revoked 30 days from
that time unless hearings are requested with the Department.
Commissioner Donelon urges consumers who feel uneasy about any
insurance related transaction to call the Department of Insurance
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.