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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

Sonja Anderson, W5976 Plateau Rd., Elkhart Lake, WI 53020, agreed to surrender her insurance license and agreed to pay a forfeiture of $250.00. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to timely report criminal charges and convictions to OCI.

Kimberly Donise Arce, 12238 Silicon Dr., Ste. 150, San Antonio, TX 78249, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and being involved in a lawsuit.

Roice Matthew Arnold, 280 Country Club, Stansbury Park, UT 84074, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken 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.

Paul A. Barr, 207 E. Church St., P.O. Box 849, Marshalltown, IA 50158, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of being involved in lawsuits substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Britney L. Bergum, 1070 N. Pleasant View Rd., Apt. 202, Middleton, WI 53562, had her insurance license revoked and was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00. These actions were taken based on allegations of unauthorized use of a business credit card and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Patty D. Buska, 1114 Clement St., Watertown, WI 53094, agreed to the denial of her application for an insurance license for 60 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and having unpaid civil money judgments.

Danielle S. Byrd, 868 Faile St., Apt. 42, Bronx, NY 10474, had her insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to timely report an administrative action taken by the state of Missouri.

Justin Craig Clock, 101 Brook St., Sanford, ME 04073, had his insurance license revoked and was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to timely report an administrative action taken by the state of Missouri.

Donald Wayne Cooper, 1350 N. Glenville Dr., Richardson, TX 75081, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of resident state title insurance licensure.

Thomas Francis Coughlin, 1325 St. Davids Ln., Vero Beach, FL 32967, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI, being involved in a lawsuit, and having his employment terminated by an insurance company.

Susan Marie Deyo, 3300 Business Park Dr., Stevens Point, WI 54482, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of having criminal convictions which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct, owing delinquent child support, and having unpaid civil money judgments.

Gregory J. Fencl, 2228 S. 13th St., Manitowoc, WI 54220, agreed to the denial of his application for an insurance license for 30 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose criminal convictions on a licensing application and having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Venita C. Flanagan, 4304 Retreat Rd., Louisville, KY 40219, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Gilbert Escobedo Flores, 12238 Silicon Dr., Ste. 150, San Antonio, TX 78249, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and owing delinquent child support.

Mario J. Garcia, 7801 S. Colony Cir., Apt. 102, Tamarac, FL 33321, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and having criminal charges and convictions which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

April Mae Gonzalez, 1231 Greenway Dr., Ste. 600, Irving, TX 75038, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken 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.

Grant Edward Hightower, 11800 City Park Central Ln., Apt. 436, Houston, TX 77047, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken 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.

Jay Rudi Branch Jordan, 5705 S. Topaz Pl., Chandler, AZ 85249, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of resident surplus lines insurance licensure.

Rachael A. Lambrose, 1935 E. Vine St., Ste. 460, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken 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.

Sarah E. Laux, 13907 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53097, had her insurance license summarily suspended. This action was taken based on allegations of utilizing premiums for personal use, committing forgery, and making misrepresentations to customers.

Derrik J. Lindelof, 38930 N. Northwestern Ave., Wadsworth, IL 60083, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to complete prelicensing education prior to examination.

Stormi A. Malesevich, 1210 W. 5th Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54902, agreed to the denial of her application for an insurance license for 60 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 and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Paul Isaiah Malone, 8201 Ridgepoint Dr., Irving, TX 75063, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of owing delinquent child support.

Scott Michael Mears, 4260 N.E. 10th St., Apt. 2, Des Moines, IA 50313, agreed to the denial of his application for an insurance license for 120 days, agreed to timely report administrative actions, and agreed to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to timely report administrative actions taken by other states while licensed in Wisconsin and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Scott Michael Mears, 4260 N.E. 10th St., Apt. 2, Des Moines, IA 50313, agreed to pay a $500.00 forfeiture, agreed to the suspension of his insurance license for 30 days, and agreed to timely report administrative actions to OCI. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to timely report administrative actions taken by other states.

Stacy Carolina Menjivar, 4732 Oliva Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of equivalent resident state insurance licensure.

Hilario Gilberto Morales, P.O. Box 785, Morenci, AZ 85540, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and owing delinquent child support.

Ann M. Nelson, 701 N. 10th St., Wausau, WI 54403, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and owing delinquent child support.

Spenser L. Nickelatti, 805 Angel Ct., Apt. 15, Holmen, WI 54636, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal charge on a licensing application.

Scott T. Nowakowski, 28 Grove Ave., Genoa City, WI 53128, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of owing delinquent child support.

Daniel Herbert Peaslee, 1115 N. 8th St., Wausau, WI 54403, agreed to the revocation of his insurance license and agreed to pay a forfeiture of $35,000.00. These actions were taken based on allegations of utilizing the services of an unlicensed and disciplined insurance intermediary and making false representations to insurance companies and consumers.

Christopher Marshall Pope, 623 N. O St., Lake Worth, FL 33460, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of equivalent resident state insurance licensure.

Isabel D. Rojas, 3233 Chardonnay Ct., Green Bay, WI 54301, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the United States.

Michael Rush, 2012 Columbia Pike, Apt. 4, Arlington, VA 22204, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken 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.

Dianne M. Tralmer, 420 Breckenridge Rd., Verona, WI 53593, agreed to the suspension of her insurance license for 14 days; agreed to pay a forfeiture of $2,000.00; agreed to complete eight hours of continuing education coursework, plus three additional hours of ethics training, within three months; agreed to provide documentation of the education to OCI and not count it toward her current continuing education requirements; and agreed to the revocation of her insurance license upon failure to comply with any of the terms of the stipulation. These actions were taken based on allegations of making misrepresentations to OCI and The American College, obtaining continuing education credit for courses that she did not complete, and allowing another person to take continuing education examinations on her behalf.

Roshunda D. Turner, 1350 N. Glenville Dr., Richardson, TX 75057, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Mark Vaughan, 5220 S. Harlan Way, Littleton, CO 80123, agreed to surrender his insurance license. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to timely report a criminal arrest and conviction to OCI and having administrative actions taken by numerous other states.

Ronald D. Wage, N2344 Elm Grove Rd., Merrill, WI 54452, agreed to the revocation of his insurance license and agreed to pay consumer restitution of $2,534.74. These actions were taken based on allegations of utilizing the services of an unlicensed and disciplined insurance intermediary and making false representations to insurance companies and consumers.

Sandra Louise Wilson, 2503 Bobwhite Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75149, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

Dallas National Insurance Company, 5501 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 1200, Dallas, TX 75240, agreed to an amended order requiring payment of a $6,000.00 forfeiture, agreed to cease assisting unauthorized Wisconsin warranty plans, and agreed to honor all warranties previously issued by Tier One Warranty Services, LLC, or any of its affiliated or subsidiary companies. These actions were taken based on allegations of assisting an unauthorized insurer.

Educational Healthcare Exchange, Inc., P.O. Box 183, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, had its application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of using a firm name similar to the Federal Exchange Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

Essex National Securities, LLC, 550 Gateway Rd., Napa, CA 94558, had its application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of resident state MGA insurance licensure.

Wilson Mutual Insurance Company, P.O. Box 1340, Sheboygan, WI 53082, was ordered to update and endorse its form filings to reflect the fact that premium is not audited on its Commercial General Liability policies; was ordered to provide OCI with form filing confirmation; and was ordered to cease and desist providing misleading information to consumers. These actions were taken based on allegations of making misrepresentations to consumers.

Copies of Administrative Actions