Ville Platte Bail Bond Agent and Lafayette Bail Bond Agent Issued
License Suspension and Fine Notices
Released: August 12, 2009
A Ville Platte bail bond agent was served with license suspension
and fine notices on August 10 for allegedly conducting business as
a bail bondsman while unlicensed. A Lafayette bail bond agent was
also served with suspension and fine notices for issuing bonds to
be written for an unlicensed person.
John Roy Vidrine, 61, was served by Department of Insurance Fraud
Section Investigators with a six month license suspension notice
and $9,000 fine notice for allegedly writing 90 bail bonds in Evangeline
Parish between May and June 2009, during which time his license
Fraud Section Investigators also issued a six month license suspension
notice and $9,000 fine notice to Joseph Glenn Vidrine, 63, for
employing John Roy Vidrine as a sub-agent and allowing him to
act as a bail
bondsman while unlicensed. He is alleged to have provided his
brother with the 90 bail bonds he wrote between May and June
Department records show that John Roy Vidrine was issued a Bail
Bond license in May 1992 which is valid through April 2011.
show his license was lapsed between May 1 and June 1, 2009.
Department records show that Joseph Glenn Vidrine was issued
a Bail Bond
license in November 1976 which is valid through April 2011.
are set to be suspended in 30 days unless a hearing is requested.
Both agents have requested hearings, currently staying these
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