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Administrative Orders - 2010
Enforcement Orders - Producer Actions

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Abel, Robert E
Medford, Oregon
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendation in life insurance transactions
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license suspended for 30 days, from Feb. 1, 2010 to March 2, 2010, and assessed civil penalty of $3,000.
Date of Order: 01/27/2010
Final
(amended 04/12/2013)
American Trade Association Inc., American Trade Association LLC, Smart Data Solutions LLC, and Serve America Assurance Ltd.
Springfield, Tennessee
Violation: Transacted insurance in Oregon without a license
Penalty: Cease and desist
Date of Order: 07/20/2010
Cease & Desist
Autoland, Inc
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Autoland sold 476 mechanical breakdown insurance policies on behalf of three insurers at a time it wasn't licensed to transact insurance in Oregon
Penalty: $50,000
Date of Order: 06/07/2010
Final
Averill, Colleen A
Beaverton, Oregon
Violation: Averill was convicted of multiple counts of theft and forgery, both felonies involving dishonesty or breach of trust
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license revoked. Averill agrees to never to reapply for license or work for another insurance producer.
Date of Order: 08/18/2010
Final
Baek, Michelle L
Vancouver, Washington
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendation in an annuity transaction. Failed to notify DCBS director of a business address change.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident insurance producer license suspended for 30 days, from July 14, 2010 to August 13, 2010
Date of Order: 07/15/2010
Final
Bauer, Richard A
and Executive Financial Insurance & Leasing Co
Salem/Keizer, Oregon
Violation: Misappropriated money by accepting funds to pay insurance premiums but failing to purchase the insurance; misrepresented to a premium finance company that policies had been issued and that proceeds of the loan would be owed to the insurer; and, in numerous instances in 2008, transferred premium money from his trust account to his business operating or personal account. Executive Financial knew about Bauer's misconduct but did not correct it or report it to the director.
Penalty: Bauer's expired Oregon resident individual insurance producer license revoked. Executive Financial's expired Oregon resident business entity insurance producer license revoked. Each agrees not to reapply for an insurance license and Bauer agrees not to work in the industry.
Date of Order: 06/24/2010
Final
Beaver State Insurance Agency LLC
Salem, Oregon
Violation: Improperly withheld premium money received in course of insurance business. Failed to deposit insurance premium into trust account.
Penalty: $7,000
Date of Order: 01/13/2010
Final
Biege, Philip J
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Forged person's name on an insurance-related document
Penalty: Fined $1,000
Date of Order: 01/28/2010
Final
Blankenship, Lori C
Springfield, Oregon
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendations in annuity transactions
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license revoked
Date of Order: 09/28/2010
Final
Proposed
Burum, Brenda G
Roseburg, Oregon
Violation: Does not qualify for consent to engage or participate in the business of insurance in Oregon, and a new insurance producer license.
Penalty: The director refuses to give consent to engage or participate in the business of insurance in Oregon pursuant to ORS 731.428, and refuses to issue an Oregon resident individual insurance producer license.
Date of Order: 04/08/2010
Final
Castro, Page M
Ukiah, California
Violation: Convicted of misdemeanor involving dishonesty. Resident producer license revoked by California.
Penalty: Expired Oregon nonresident individual insurance producer license revoked.
Date of Order: 01/07/2010
Final
Emter, Mark J
Woodland, Washington
Violation: Failed to respond to DCBS director's inquiry into alleged misrepresentations involving sales of life insurance policies
Penalty: Oregon nonresident individual insurance producer license revoked
Date of Order: 07/01/2010
Final
Finley, Latasha Z
Lancaster, Texas
Violation: Administrative action taken by insurance regulators in three other states. Failed to report administrative action by insurance regulators in other states.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident individual insurance producer license revoked.
Date of Order: 05/12/2010
Final
Gardner, Tera D
Vancouver, Washington
Violation: Nonresident producer license revoked by State of Washington
Penalty: Expired Oregon resident individual producer license revoked
Date of Order: 01/20/2010
Final
Hanft, Stanley A
Brownsville, Oregon
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendation in life insurance transaction
Penalty: Oregon resident individual producer license suspended for 30 days, from March 1, 2010 through March 30, 2010.
Date of Order: 01/18/2010
Final
Hardesty, James E
Taylors, South Carolina
Violation: Failed to respond to the DCBS director's inquiry into another state's investigation involving failure to remit premiums. Nonresident individual insurance producer license revoked by Michigan and resident individual producer license revoked by South Carolina.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident individual producer license revoked.
Date of Order: 06/14/2010
Final
Hart, Shannon K
Indianapolis, Indiana
Violation: Convicted in 2007 of a felony narcotics charge in California; provided false information on a 2010 application for an Oregon producer license by failing to disclose conviction; California regulators refused to issue nonresident license
Penalty: Nonresident individual insurance producer license revoked; Hart agrees never to reapply for a license.
Date of Order: 10/25/2010
Final
Higbee, Landra E
Central Point, Oregon
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendations in annuity transactions
Penalty: Expired Oregon resident insurance producer license revoked; Higbee agrees not to reapply for an insurance license or to work in the industry
Date of Order: 11/29/2010
Final
Letendre, Jeffrey M and Jeffrey M. Letendre dba Jeff Letendre Agency
Grants Pass, Oregon
Violation: Accepted insurance paperwork, including applications, from someone not licensed as an agent; used a dishonest business practice; Letendre and Letendre Agency failed to notify DCBS director of change in address; Letendre Agency knew about the misconduct but did not correct or report it to the DCBS director.
Penalty: Letendre's expired Oregon resident individual insurance producer license and Letendre Agency's expired Oregon resident business entity insurance producer license revoked
Date of Order: 11/08/2010
Final
Lucas, Don M
Springfield, Oregon
Violation: Producer subject to an order suspending Oregon insurance producer license pursuant to ORS 25.780 (1)
Penalty: Oregon resident individual producer license suspended from April 5, 2010, to Oct. 12, 2010
Date of Order: 10/12/2010
Final
License reinstatement order
MacLaren-Beattie, Brenda L
Des Moines, Washington
Violation: Collected at least $135,225 worth of insurance premiums from 18 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Oregon but failed to provide insurance; was dishonest in issuing a variety of documents suggesting that policies were or would be issued. Failed to report that Washington insurance regulators in September 2009 ordered her to stop selling insurance or holding herself out to be an insurance agent in Washington.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident insurance producer license revoked. MacLaren-Beattie agrees not to reapply for an insurance license or work in the industry.
Date of Order: 06/29/2010
Final
Mahyari, Yahya "Alex"
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Transacted insurance without an appointment; used a fraudulent business practice by representing that certain vehicles had coverage when they didn't; deposited insurance premium money into a personal checking account instead of a trust account; and withheld money by not forwarding premium money to insurer.
Penalty: Expired Oregon resident individual insurance producer license revoked
Date of Order: 09/08/2010
Final
Mayweather, Karrar K
Beaverton, Oregon
Violation: Producer subject to an order suspending Oregon insurance producer license pursuant to ORS 25.780 (1)
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license suspended
Date of Order: 04/05/2010
Final
Minyard, Michael D
Milwaukie, Oregon
Violation: Created 24 fictitious "declaration pages" for automobile insurance policies and submitted them to an insurer, thereby misrepresenting that the person named on each of the pages was insured by the insurer.
Penalty: Oregon resident individual producer license revoked. Minyard agrees never to reapply for license or work for other insurance agent or agency.
Date of Order: 01/07/2010
Final
Momberger, M Linda dba Jack Barber Insurance
Aloha, Oregon
Violation: The business received $800 in premium money to renew a liability insurance policy for a client but neglected to purchase the insurance, then didn't inform the client that it did not have liability insurance for a period and later forged the client's signature on a new liability policy. As a result of these actions, the business withheld and misappropriated premium money, used a dishonest business practice, demonstrated incompetence or untrustworthiness in business, and also failed to respond promptly and truthfully to a DCBS director's inquiry about this issue.
Penalty: Oregon resident business entity insurance producer license revoked
Date of Order: 07/15/2010
Final
Morris Jr., John J
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Convicted of felony theft involving funds from an employee benefit plan, a crime involving dishonesty
Penalty: Expired Oregon resident individual insurance producer license revoked
Date of Order: 09/14/2010
Final
Moua, Koua
Merced, California
Violation: Producer subject to an order suspending Oregon insurance producer license pursuant to ORS 25.780 (1)
Penalty: Oregon nonresident individual insurance producer license suspended
Date of Order: 04/05/2010
Final
Moya, Derek J
Beaverton, Oregon
Violation: Failed to report to the DCBS director that California refused to issue a producer license because of criminal convictions. Failed to respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director.
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license revoked.
Date of Order: 01/07/2010
Final
Murphy, Eric S
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Misrepresented on insurance producer license application that he had no criminal convictions when he had been convicted in Washington for driving with a suspended license and shoplifting; forged person's name and submitted false insurance application to an insurance company, receiving commission for fictitious transaction
Penalty: Expired Oregon resident individual insurance producer license revoked
Date of Order: 11/08/2010
Final
Nelson, Stephanie M
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendation in life insurance transaction.
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license suspended for 30 days, from Sept. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2010. Fined $2,848.
Date of Order: 08/12/2010
Final
Pelzner, Adam M
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendations in life insurance transactions
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license is suspended for 30 days, from Nov. 1, 2010, to Nov. 30, 2010.
Date of Order: 08/16/2010
Final
Prentice Jr., Douglas J
Gresham, Oregon
Violation: Producer subject to an order suspending Oregon insurance producer license pursuant to ORS 25.780 (1)
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license suspended from August 18, 2010 to Dec. 3, 2010
Date of Order: 12/03/2010
Final
License reinstatement order
Rexroat-Craigmiles, Melissa G
Clarksville, Indiana
Violation: Failed to respond to DCBS director's inquiry into cancellation of Indiana resident individual insurance producer license
Penalty: Oregon nonresident individual insurance producer license revoked
Date of Order: 06/09/2010
Final
South, Gary D
Vancouver, Washington
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendations in life insurance transactions
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license is suspended for 90 days, from June 1, 2010 to August 30, 2010.
Date of Order: 06/07/2010
Final
Taliaferro, Craig K
Eugene, Oregon
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendations in annuity transactions.
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license suspended 120 days from Nov. 8, 2010 to March 8, 2011.
Date of Order: 11/03/2010
Final
Proposed
Tenison, Ronald D
Grants Pass, Oregon
Violation: Failed to respond to a DCBS director's inquiry about a complaint; engaged in fraud in financial transactions as found by a civil court
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license is revoked
Date of Order: 11/30/2010
Final
Towne, Allen P
Springfield, Oregon
Violation: Made unsuitable recommendation in life insurance transaction
Penalty: Oregon resident individual insurance producer license revoked. Towne agrees never to reapply for license or work for another insurance agent or agency.
Date of Order: 04/21/2010
Final