One of our clients came to us after a former coworker took premiums from their insurance firm, promised to place auto policies, but instead kept the money and blamed it on our client. The Department filed an Accusation against him alleging mishandled premiums, failure to properly oversee his business, and fraudulent conduct. The Department refused to enter into a settlement and the case had to be litigated in administrative court.
As a result of hearing, the client was cleared of all allegations of fraud and mishandled premiums, and was required to pay a modest monetary penalty to the Department in lieu of a suspension. His license was not otherwise disciplined or restricted in any way, and he was not ordered to pay restitution or costs. The client was specifically praised for his integrity and his good business reputation.