Bogalusa insurance agent arrested and issued C&D,
Commissioner Wooley announces
Released: January 19, 2006
Bogalusa - A Bogalusa insurance agent has been arrested and issued a cease
and desist order for alleged felony theft and withholding of insurance premiums.
Patricia Morvant, 51, was ordered to cease and desist from engaging in the business
of insurance and her insurance license was suspended today by Department of Insurance
Fraud Unit Investigators. She had previously been arrested by members of the State
Police Fraud Unit and booked into the Washington Parish Jail.
A joint investigation by the Department of Insurance and State Police Fraud Unit
Investigators revealed that the policyholder received cash receipts for paying Ms.
Morvant nearly $2,000 for insurance coverage on her home. Payments were made in
January and June of 2005. The insurance company stated that it never received either
Department of Insurance records list Morvant as owner, manager and the only licensed
agent of Morvant Insurance Agency, 411 Austin Street, Bogalusa; residence address,
72260 Dogwood Road, Abita Springs. She held a property and casualty insurance license
from August 1997 until todays cease and desist order was issued.
Commissioner Wooley 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.