Shreveport Area Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order, License Revocation
and Fine Notices
August 14, 2009
A Shreveport area agent has been issued a cease and desist order,
license revocation notice and fine notice today for alleged misrepresentation.
Mclain Weems, 38, was served by Department of Insurance Fraud Section
Investigators today with an order to cease
and desist from
engaging in the business of insurance, a license revocation
notice and a $9,675 fine notice.
is alleged that while employed at an agency in Shreveport in November
2008, Weems caused seven separate payments to be
from the agency
bank account to insurance companies in order to have policies
reinstated or to prevent cancellation without collecting
the premiums from
the customers. These seven payments totaled over $1,427.
It is also alleged
that on two occasions she caused the agency bank account
to be drafted for payment for a customer’s overdraft fees without
collecting the fees from the customer, totaling over $382. In
July 2008, she
is alleged to have written 30 insurance policies for individuals
from whom she did not collect premiums, but caused the payments
to be made from the agency account, amounting to over $6,489.
it is alleged that for 16 policies she collected from customers
only partial amounts of the required down payments, but caused
account to be debited for the full amount. The difference between
the total payments drafted from the agency and actually collected
from customers amounts to over $1,154.
She is also alleged to have received commissions of approximately
$1,324 on the policies for which she failed to collect
the initial payments or for which she only collected partial
Department records show that Weems was issued a Casualty,
Property and Vehicle Physical Damage license in November
was valid until today’s action.
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
their names used, they can request that their involvement