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2009 Field Investigations
The Field Investigations Division investigates insurance companies, insurance agencies and insurance producers suspected of violating Pennsylvania’s insurance statutes and regulations. In some cases, the parties referenced did not admit any liability. To view the concluded investigations, choose the appropriate link below.   
            
                      
                      
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Abashera, Elsidieg (Philadelphia, PA) 2/10/09
Cease and desist order, $1,000 penalty; restitution agreement and five-year license supervision for an outstanding balance on a 2008 restitution agreement.
 
Acevedo, Nancy M. (San Antonio, TX) 5/21/09
Five-year license supervision for failing to report administrative actions from other state insurance departments.
 
Anderson, Jacqueline, M. (Allentown, PA) 2/18/09
Cease and desist order; license surrender and five-year license supervision for failing to report an arrest for several felonies and a misdemeanor in 2008.
 
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Bajwa, Latif A. (Bensalem, PA) 3/9/09
Five-year license supervision for a prior criminal history disclosed on the initial license application.
 
Baker, Brian P. (Pittsburgh, PA) 4/28/09
$1,000 penalty and five-year license supervision for failing to report misdemeanor arrests and guilty pleas.
 
Balboa Insurance Company (Irvine, CA) 2/18/09
Cease and desist order for not performing due diligence on the oversight of SCA Enterprises Burbank, d/b/a SCA Appraisal. SCA used unlicensed appraisers and/or fictitious people for performing motor vehicle physical damage appraisals on Balboa’s behalf.
 
Bart, Michael D.  (Wilkes-Barre, PA) 2/24/09
Cease and desist order, license revocation and five-year future licensing supervision for failing to remit $166,485.60 in mortgage payoff and subsequently charged and convicted of wire fraud of $713,000.00.
 
Bartram, Gretchen J. (Oxford, PA) 5/28/09
Five-year license supervision for failing to report a criminal conviction involving misdemeanor possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance.
Batt, Diane (Erie, PA) 5/4/09

License revocation and five-year future license supervision for failing to forward a policyholder’s full automobile insurance premium to a company, but rather, only forwarded half and paid the other half with a personal check. Penalty:    License revocation; 5 years future license supervision.

Boccelli, Christopher D. (Blue Bell, PA) 3/10/09
Five-year license supervision for a prior criminal history disclosed on his initial license application.
 
Brown, Sandra L. (Butler, PA) 4/28/09
Five-year license supervision for failing to report three prior arrests to the department.
 
Brubaker, Steve A. (Elizabethtown, PA) 5/28/09
License surrender and five-year future license supervision for failing to disclose felony charges which stemmed from selling unregistered securities to elderly clients during 2007 and 2008
 
Bryant, Lamont Wade (Philadelphia, PA) 2/11/09
Cease and desist order; $1,000 penalty and five-year license supervision for failing to report a 2007 arrest and two misdemeanor convictions.
 
Bullington, Donna L. (Newportville, PA) 3/20/09
Indefinite supervision of public adjuster license for prior felony conviction, § 1033 waiver granted.
 
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Capital City Insurance Company (Columbus, SC) 1/23/09
$5,000 penalty and cease & desist order for the untimely submission of a workers’ compensation accident and illness prevention report.
 
Clineff, Michael (West Grove, PA) 5/13/09
Three-year license supervision for failing to report a prior criminal conviction involving Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance.
 
Cologne Reinsurance Company of America (Stamford, CT) 1/22/09   
$5,000 penalty and cease & desist order for the untimely submission of a workers’ compensation accident and illness prevention report.
 
Cook, Janet S. (Phoenixville, PA) 1/6/09
$1,000 penalty and three-year license supervision for creating and mailing an unapproved flyer which referenced a “guaranteed interest rate of 15.55% for one year”, a statement which was inaccurate.
 
Crecelius, Wayne C. (Lewisberry, PA) 4/28/09
Seven-year license supervision for failing to disclose charges on his initial producer license application, miscellaneous criminal charges relating to the failure to pay state tax or keep tax records.
 
Crouse, Philip L. (Butler, PA) 1/20/09
$2,000 civil penalty and five-year license supervision for signing property and casualty forms on behalf of clients.
 
Cumis Insurance Society (Madison, WI) 2/23/09
Cease and desist order for not performing due diligence on the oversight  of SCA Enterprises Burbank, d/b/a SCA Appraisal. SCA used unlicensed appraisers and/or fictitious people for performing motor vehicle physical damage appraisals on Cumis’ behalf.

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Davis, John Paul, Jr. (Thornhurst, PA) 4/20/09

Five-year license supervision for failing to report a prior misdemeanor conviction of his resident producer license application.

 
Delaney, James (Kennett Square, PA) 1/9/09
Three-year license supervision for guilty pleas on several misdemeanors.  
 
Donovan, WIlliam F. (State College, PA) 1/8/09
Surrender of all licenses for depositing proceeds from title closings into his personal bank account and using such funds in 2007. If convicted or pleads guilty, any future license applications will require a 1033 Waiver.
 
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Echevarria, Jaya Bhaduri (Philadelphia, PA) 3/20/09
Indefinite supervision of public adjuster license for prior felony conviction, § 1033 waiver granted.    
 
Electric Insurance Company (Beverly, MA) 2/4/09
Cease and desist order for not performing due diligence on the oversight of SCA Enterprises Burbank, d/b/a SCA Appraisal. SCA used unlicensed appraisers and/or fictitious people for performing motor vehicle physical damage appraisals on Electric’s behalf.
 
Esurance Insurance Company (San Francisco, CA) 2/3/09
Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
                      
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Farber, Howard (Melville, NY) 6/25/09
License revocation and five-year future license supervision for failing to disclose a 2006 felony conviction and subsequent administrative action from Vermont on his initial Pennsylvania producer application.
 
Foltz, Wendy S. (Camp Hill, PA) 5/28/09
§1033 waiver granted for prior felony conviction.
 
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$5,000 penalty and cease & desist order for the untimely submission of a workers’ compensation accident and illness prevention report.

Gibson, William E. (Norristown, PA) 6/19/09

§ 1033 waiver granted for prior felony conviction.

Greenjack, Thomas M. (Williamstown, NJ) 6/15/09

License surrender, five-year future license supervision and $19,100.26 restitution for using another producer’s signature on insurance applications for a company Mr. Greenjack did not have an appointment.

Gulbrandsen, David C. (Harrisburg, PA) 4/1/09

$3,000 penalty, five-year license supervision and restitution to the Pa. Dept. of Revenue for failing to pay state income tax.

 
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Hart, William D. (Lykens, PA) 1/9/09
Five-year license supervision for failing to notify the department of an administrative action taken against him by the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.    
 
Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
 
Hartford Fire Insurance Company (Hartford, CT) 2/4/09
Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
 
Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
 
Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
 
Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
 
Honowitz, Stephen (Lafayette Hills, PA) 5/12/09
Five-year license supervision for failing to report a prior narcotics conviction.
 
Huff, Lawrence W., II (Drums, PA) 5/12/09

Five-year license supervision and $1,000 penalty for failing to report two misdemeanor arrests and convictions on prior license renewal applications.

 
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Jessome, Joseph Todd (Sunrise, FL) 2/18/09
Cease and desist order and five-year license supervision for soliciting health insurance to Pennsylvania residents without a license to do so.
 
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Koltoff, Jeffrey R. (Philadelphia, PA) 1/6/09
Surrender of all licenses and five-year future license supervision for a February 2008 arrest for three felony charges.
 
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Lavins, Laurence J. (Philadelphia, PA) 3/11/09
Surrender of public adjuster license and five-year future license for conducting public adjuster appraisals with an unlicensed appraiser and ultimately accepting compensation from the unlicensed appraiser.
 
Cease and desist order and three-year license supervision for charging an illegal application fee to Pennsylvania consumers.
 
Lenenberg, Sandor L. (Pittsburgh, PA) 6/8/09

§ 1033 waiver granted for prior felony conviction.

Lipka, Matthew S. (Morrisdale, PA) 6/25/09

Three-year license supervision for a 2005 guilty plea to one misdemeanor, and two 2006 DUI charges.

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Maas, Jody E. (Erie, PA) 2/24/09

Cease and desist order and three-year license supervision for disclosing two, 2004 misdemeanor convictions on the initial application license.

 
Mahadeo, Hardat A. (Forrest Hills, NY) 3/11/09
Surrender of license and five-year future license supervision for failing to disclose regulatory actions in other states.
 
Marley, Todd A. (Eighty Four, PA) 3/20/09
Five-year license supervision for selling an annuity that was not approved for sale in Pennsylvania.
 
McGraw, Daryl Q. (Philadelphia, PA) 2/17/09

Cease and desist order and five-year license supervision for a 2003 felony, which was fully disclosed on his producer application.

 
McQuoid, Brian Lynn  (Philadelphia, PA) 1/12/09
Three-year license supervision for three criminal convictions from 2000.  
 
Mercadante, Anthony C. (Uniontown, PA) 3/13/09
License revocation and five-year future license supervision for collecting $1,652 cash premium and failing to remit the money to the company.
 
Moore, Gretchen (Morgantown, WV) 6/10/09
1033 waiver granted for prior felony conviction.
 
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Cease and desist order and $2,000 penalty for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.

 
Nelson, Justin Aloysious (Hummelstown, PA) 1/9/09
Three-year license supervision for a guilty plea on two misdemeanors.
 
New Hampshire Insurance Company (New York, NY) 3/5/09

License revocation and five-year future license supervision for mailing inaccurate and incomplete cancellation notices to Pa homeowners.

 
Northbrook Indemnity Company (Malvern, PA) 2/23/09
Cease and desist order and $2,000 penalty for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
 
Five years of license supervision for both Seidman and Northeast. Respondent Seidman, as the designated licensee of Northeast, failed to remit $1,476.45 in unearned commission back to AIG Agency Auto between August and November, 2007.  Seidman has made restitution to AIG.
 
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Pacsai, John P. (Brookville, PA) 5/12/09
Five-year license supervision for failing to report a 2003 misdemeanor conviction on his 2009 license application.
 
Pallotto, John R. (Philadelphia, PA) 3/10/09
Indefinite supervision of license for prior felony conviction, § 1033 waiver granted.
 
Pepo, Heather D. (Dallastown, PA) 2/12/09
Cease and desist order, license surrender and five-year future license supervision for failing to report two felony arrests from 2008.  
 
Pfeffer, David (Brooklyn, NY) 3/20/09
$1,000 penalty and five-year license supervision for failing to notify the department of a 2008 New York administrative action.
 
Philadelphia Insurance Company (Bala Cynwyd, PA) 1/29/09
$5,000 penalty and cease & desist order for the untimely submission of a workers’ compensation accident and illness prevention
 
Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
 
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Sacks, Barton (Norristown, PA) 5/15/09
Five-year license supervision for employing an unlicensed insurance producer.
 
Saxer, Jason J. (Royersford, PA) 4/20/09
Three-year license supervision for failing to disclose various criminal convictions while applying for his resident producer license.
 
Scor Reinsurance Company (New York, NY) 1/29/09
$5,000 penalty and cease & desist order for the untimely submission of a workers’ compensation accident and illness prevention report.
 
Schall, Kevin Paul (Murrysville, PA) 4/20/09

Five-year license supervision for criminal convictions.

Schwartz, Thomas J. (Philadelphia, PA) 4/20/09
Ten-year license supervision for misdemeanor arrests in 2008, while under a prior license supervision, which were not reported on his renewal application.
 
Five years of license supervision for both Seidman and Northeast. Respondent Seidman, as the designated licensee of Northeast, failed to remit $1,476.45 in unearned commission back to AIG Agency Auto between August and November, 2007.  Seidman has made restitution to AIG.

Selective Insurance Company of America   (Branchville, NJ) 1/27/09
$1,000 penalty and cease and desist order for mailing cancellation notices with a 10-day window of appeal instead of the actual 30-day required window.

Sentinel Insurance Company (Hartford, CT) 2/3/09
Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.
 
Sherdel, Eric Thomas (York, PA) 5/20/09
Ten-year license supervision for being found guilty of Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a controlled Substance.
 
Shiffer, Gordon P. (Scranton, PA) 1/28/09
License revocation and restitution for misappropriating more than $21,750 in premium from 18 policyholders.
 
Sleeper-Sparrow, Angela J. (Dillsburg, PA) 3/13/09
Surrender of license and five-year future license supervision for failing to notify the department of a 2008 arrest and for two felonies and a misdemeanor.
 
License revocation, $55,488 restitution and five-year future license supervision for establishing premium finance contracts for policyholders without their consent or knowledge, and failing to forward the full premium to the premium finance companies.
 
Five-year license supervision for failing to remit insurance premiums to an insurance company.
 
Snyder, Rodney G. (McClure, PA) 3/9/09
Voluntary license surrender and five-year license supervision for failing to report felony criminal indictments.
 
Spangler, Jeffrey P. (Lewistown, PA) 2/4/09

Cease and desist order, surrender all licenses and five-year future license supervision failing to report the arrest and conviction of a 2008 felony.

 
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T.H.E. Insurance Company  (Treasure Island, FL) 1/22/09
$5,000 penalty and cease & desist order for the untimely submission of a workers’ compensation accident and illness prevention report.
 
Ternak, Barbara (King of Prussia, PA) 2/18/09
Cease and desist order, surrender all licenses and five-year future license supervision for failing to report a 2008 arrest.
 
Thompson, Krista Marie (Lancaster, PA) 4/20/09
Three-year license supervision for failing to report two misdemeanor charges from 2008.
 
Twin City Fire Insurance Company (Hartford, CT) 2/3/09

Cease and desist order for untimely submitting the workers’ compensation Accident & Illness Prevention Report.

 
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VanPelt, Robert M. (New Hope, PA) 6/19/09

Five-year license supervision for selling annuity products no approved for use in Pennsylvania, falsifying the location of where the annuities were sold.

Vicario, Victor J. (Harrisburg, PA) 5/4/09

Seven-year license supervision for failing to disclose a 2009 felony offense on his initial producer application.

 

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Witmer, Chuck E., Sr.  (Hershey, PA) 3/5/09
Three-year license supervision for a prior criminal history that was disclosed on his initial license application.
 
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York, Keith Allen  (Levittown, PA) and York Adjustment Company, Inc. (New Hope, PA) 4/20/09
License revocation, $4,000 restitution and five-year future license supervision for misappropriating three settlement checks and failing to respond to requests for assistance from other clients.
 
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Zupsic, Matthew M.  (Ft. Myers Beach, FL) 3/2/09
License revocation and five-year future license supervision for failing to report a prior criminal conviction.
 
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