For more information, contact: Robert Luck, Consumer Attorney,
Phone: (608) 266-0082,
E-mail: robert.luck@wisconsin.gov

Madison, WIOCI has taken the following administrative actions. In many of these cases the respondent denied the allegations but consented to the action taken. Any forfeitures paid in these administrative actions are deposited in the Common School Fund which is administered by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. The earnings from this fund are distributed to all public K-12 schools in Wisconsin and are used by school libraries to purchase books. Copies of the administrative action orders may be viewed online at https://ociaccess.oci.wi.gov/OrderInfo/OrdInfo.oci.

OCI is responsible for overseeing the operations and marketing of insurance companies and agents in Wisconsin. OCI encourages anyone with a question or a complaint regarding an insurance company or agent to contact the office at this toll-free telephone number: 1-800-236-8517.

Allegations and Actions Against Agents

Katie L. Barry, 1670 Brighton Beach Rd., Menasha, WI 54952, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, to maintain policyholder records for at least three years, and to respond promptly to all written inquiries from OCI. These actions were based on allegations of failing to respond to numerous OCI requests regarding a complaint file.

Timothy P. Barry, 648 White Birch Ct., Appleton, WI 54915, has had his insurance license revoked and was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $10,000.00 in addition to restitution of $18,346.23. These actions were based on allegations of repeatedly violating s. 628.34 (1), Wis. Stat., by making false and misleading communications about insurance contracts, repeatedly violating s. Ins 2.16 (6), Wis. Adm. Code, by recommending life insurance and annuities to a customer without a reasonable basis to believe the policies were not unsuitable, and repeatedly violating s. 628.10 (2) (b), Wis. Stat., by engaging in methods and practices which endangered the legitimate interests of his customer.

Darick D. Bradford, 2658 Cormier Rd., Green Bay, WI 54313, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Kimberly D. Brown, 10961 County Rd. Z, Nekoosa, WI 54457, has had her license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Zachary T. Dietrich, S79 W17524 Scenic Dr., Muskego, WI 53150, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Joshua L. Disch, 5451 Patriot Dr., Madison, WI 53718, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Jahara L. Draper, N4612 970th St., Elk Mound, WI 54739, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI, having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct, and failing to pay past due child support.

Dustin Michael Fritz, 3453 62nd Ave., Elk Mound, WI 54739, agreed to be supervised for a one-year period ending May 1, 2010. This action was based on allegations of a military court martial which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Marlo M. Hill, 4115 W. Highland Blvd. Apt. 8, Milwaukee, WI 53208, has had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Pieter Janse-Vreeling, 2628 Castle Pl., La Crosse, WI 54601, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $250.00, agreed to respond promptly to all inquiries from OCI, and agreed to a suspension of his license for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to disclose previous criminal convictions on an insurance license application.

Diana F. Jefferson, 1056 Ten Mile Rd., New Richmond, OH 45157, has had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI regarding bankruptcy.

John P. Jungbacker, 1215 Bay Shore Dr., Oshkosh, WI 54901, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Lance M. Kessler, 25706 Presidio Alley, Boerne, TX 78015, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the states of Florida, New York, and Virginia on an insurance license application.

Michelle A. Knecht, 712 Otter Creek Tr., Altoona, WI 54720, has had her insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Rhonda R. Kothe, 6242 Adobe Way, Madison, WI 53719, agreed to respond promptly to all inquiries from OCI and agreed to the revocation of her insurance license. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay a previous forfeiture when due and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Terry A. Lincoln, 4204 Rugby Dr., Toledo, OH 43614, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Michael L. Niemczyk, 843 Wedgewood Ct., Lindenhurst, IL 60046, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $1,500.00 and agreed to submit to OCI a copy of each advertisement directed to Wisconsin residents in connection with his seminars and/or his solicitation or selling of insurance. This action was based on allegations of using marketing and advertising materials that were not in compliance with Wisconsin insurance laws.

Linda L. Parizo, 2833 Stein Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54701, has had her license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose previous criminal convictions on insurance license applications.

Mack E. Scott, 3760 N. 88th St., Milwaukee, WI 53222, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Jeffrey P. Sepesi, 158 Printers Ln., New London, NC 28127, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Alabama on an insurance license application.

Jeffrey W. Steffenhagen, 1208 Bobolink Ln., West Bend, WI 53095, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00, to pay restitution of $331.19, to refrain from selling Medicare Advantage products until he successfully completes training related to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D insurance products, and to comply with Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage regulations. This action was based on allegations of improperly soliciting a Medicare Advantage plan.

Christian C. Umhoefer, 18600 Crest Ct., Brookfield, WI 53045, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

John A. Valiga, W7296 Pine Ln., Phillips, WI 54555, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct, failing to report a criminal conviction to OCI, and failing to disclose previous criminal convictions on an insurance license application.

Kong M. Vang, 2632 Lind Ave. Apt. C, Clovis, CA 93612, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of California on an insurance license application.

Rodney J. Weber, 195 Hampton Pky., Kenmore, NY 14217, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI regarding bankruptcy.

Brian H. Wolff, 910 Gallagher St., Green Bay, WI 54303, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Paul B. Wuebben, 2820 Lakewood Cir., Stoughton, WI 53589, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

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Copies of Administrative Actions