September 30, 2009
former Lake Charles agent was issued a cease and desist order
notice today for alleged misappropriation, forgery and conducting
the business of insurance without a license.
Steven Charles Rossiter, 59, was served by Department of Insurance
Fraud Section Investigators today with an order to cease and
desist from engaging in the business of insurance and a $1,000
is alleged to have completed and submitted fraudulent paperwork
to an insurance company requesting that $9,000
be withdrawn from
a client’s life insurance policy. When the check was issued,
he is alleged to have forged the client’s name on the
check and deposit it into his own bank account. Rossiter
was also conducting
the business of insurance without a valid license.
records show that Rossiter was issued Life, Accident & Health
licenses in November 1996 and a Variable Contracts license
in May 1997, all of which lapsed in April 2008.
Commissioner Donelon urges consumers who feel uneasy about
any insurance related transaction to call the Department
at 225-342-4956 or 1-800-259-5300. If callers do not
want their names used, they can request that their involvement