Alexandria area bail bond agent arrested
and issued C&D,
Commissioner Donelon announces
Released: May 9, 2007
An Alexandria area bail bond agent has been issued a cease and desist order and
summary suspension of his licenses for alleged misappropriation of insurance premiums.
Wayne Anthony Thomas, 36, was served today by Department of Insurance Fraud Section
Investigators with an order to cease and desist from engaging in the business of
insurance. He agreed to meet with investigators at the Louisiana State Police Detective
Bureau in Alexandria, after being released on bail from his arrest by the Louisiana
State Police Insurance Fraud Unit on April 30, 2007, on 108 counts of Prohibited
It is alleged that while working as a bail bondsman in Opelousas, Thomas negotiated
numerous bail bonds in which he failed to remit premiums and bond documents to the
company. It is alleged that Thomas failed to remit over $44,700 in premiums.
Department records show that Thomas was issued a bail bonds license in October 2002,
which lapsed on May 1 of this year.
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 dont want their names used, they can request that
their involvement be kept confidential.