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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

James Patrick Bortolussi, 2419 Gettysburg Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55426, agreed to report administrative actions taken by other states and agreed to a suspension of his insurance license for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to report an administrative action taken by the state of Georgia on a licensing application.

Matthew D. Carroll, 340 1/2 Congress St., Bloomington, WI 53804, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction and a Wisconsin administrative action on an insurance licensing application.

Eric R. Crites, 3129 Maple Valley Dr. Apt. 108, Madison, WI 53719, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Sally Elizabeth Domingue, E. 3352 Old School Ln., Coon Valley, WI 54623, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct, as well as allegations of failing to comply with a diversion program.

Davis Michael Manci, 1302 Grignon St. Unit East, Green Bay, WI 54301, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, agreed to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI, and agreed to report any criminal charges and convictions promptly to OCI. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI regarding criminal charges and failing to promptly report a criminal conviction to OCI.

Brett Jeffrey Messerschmidt, 3558 Blackwolf Run, Green Bay, WI 54311, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Arizona on a licensing application.

Gregory L. Oldham, 9137 33rd Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00 and agreed to surrender his Wisconsin insurance agent's license. Should he reapply and obtain a Wisconsin intermediary license in the future, he also agreed to provide OCI with reports regarding the suitability of his annuity sales. He further agreed to notify OCI if he becomes registered with a broker-dealer before September 30, 2012. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to properly consider suitability in selling annuities.

Craig N. Reed, Jr., 411 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee, WI 53212, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Wisconsin on a licensing application.

Steve M. Strube, 8468 Lee St., Larsen, WI 54947, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $5,000.00 and agreed to file a copy of the fully-executed stipulation and order with the supervising principal of each broker dealer he is affiliated with. He further agreed to certify successful completion of not less than 8 credit hours of OCI-approved training related to annuities on or before October 1, 2011. These actions were taken based on allegations of making misrepresentations and failing to properly consider suitability in annuity sales.

Ward W. Wittmeyer, 3 Bernay Ct., Oakwood Hills, IL 60013, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Wisconsin on a licensing application.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

Accuchex Insurance Services LLC, 365 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949, had its application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI regarding a designated/responsible licensed producer for an entity license.

Repairtech Inc., 485 US Hwy. 1 S. Bldg. C, Iselin, NJ 08830, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00, was ordered to cease and desist transacting a warranty business in the state of Wisconsin unless and until it obtains a limited certificate of authority, and was ordered to provide proof of financial security for all in-force extended service contracts issued to Wisconsin consumers. These actions were taken based on allegations of conducting an insurance business without proper authority.

Sageview Insurance Services Inc., 1920 Main St., Ste. 800, Irvine, CA 92614, had its application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI regarding a designated/responsible producer for an entity license.

Copies of Administrative Actions