West Monroe insurance agent arrested, issued C&D and summary
suspension, Commissioner Donelon announces
West Monroe - A West Monroe insurance agent was shut down today and booked on five
counts of forgery for allegedly falsifying information on documents while conducting
the business of insurance.
Gabriel Quinn Ishee, 31, was arrested by State Police this morning and booked into
the Quachita Parish Prison on five counts of forgery. At the same time, Department
of Insurance Fraud Unit investigators served Ishee with a cease and desist order
and summary suspension of his license. Ishee is alleged to have issued written statements
to two insurance companies claiming that at least five of his clients wanted to
be billed directly for their Medicare Supplement policies, currently being paid
via authorized bank drafts, in an effort to collect new first-year commissions on
these accounts. He is also alleged to have issued these written statements without
the clients knowledge or consent, and to have forged the clients signatures
on the documents.
Arrest records show Ishees resident address as 3007 Lakeshore Drive, West
Monroe. Department records show he held a Life and Health license from September
2002 until todays action.
Commissioner Donelon urges consumers who feel uneasy about any insurance-related
transaction to call the Department of Insurance Fraud Unit at 225-342-4956 or 1-800-259-5300.
If callers dont want their names used, they can request that their involvement
be kept confidential.