Winnsboro Agent Issued Cease and Desist Order, Summary Suspension Order and Fine Notice
A Winnsboro agent was served by Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators today with a cease and desist order, a summary suspension order and fine notice for alleged misrepresentation.
Todd Samuel Easterling, 32, was served by the Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators today with a cease and desist order, a summary suspension order, and a $10,000.00 fine notice. The case was also referred to Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit who arrested Mr. Easterling and charged him with 33 counts of insurance fraud, 30 counts of forgery and 1 count of felony theft.
Easterling allegedly wrote bogus AFLAC policies on two employer groups for persons who were not employed with nor have ever been employed with the groups, in order to receive the commissions. The two employee groups are located in Winnsboro and Sicily Island, Louisiana.
Department records show that Easterling held a Life, Accident & Health license effective 8/4/08, valid through 11/30/12, until the license was summarily suspended today.
Easterling has 30 days from the time of notice to file a written demand for an administrative hearing to contest the regulatory action taken against him by the Department of Insurance. 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 do not want their names used, they can request that their involvement be kept confidential.