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Friday, January 27, 2023

Des Moines - Meranda Miller, age 32, of Sheldon was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony).

The charges against Miller stem from an investigation that began in November of 2022. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, Miller provided false statements to an insurer in connection with…

Friday, January 27, 2023

Des Moines - Faid Ali, age 26, of Des Moines was charged with one count of 1st Degree Theft by Deception (Class C Felony) and one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony).

The charges against Ali stem from an investigation that began in November of 2022. According to criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, Ali…

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Des Moines - Kathryn Hosmer, age 36, of Davenport was charged with five counts of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony), one count of Forgery (Aggravated Misdemeanor) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.

The charges against the Hosmer stem from an investigation that began in October of 2022. According to criminal…

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Thomas Stephanie, age 46, of Washington, Iowa, received a deferred judgment on December 19, 2022 and was placed on probation for five years following a guilty plea on October 26, 2022, to one count of Presenting False Information, a class “D” Felony, following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. Stephanie was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of…

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Des Moines –  Joseph Drahozal, age 57, of Cedar Rapids was charged with one count of Forgery (Class D Felony), two counts of Fraudulent Sales Practice under $10,000 (Class D Felony), and one count of Theft in the third degree (Aggravated Misdemeanor) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.

The charges against Drahozal stem from an investigation that…

Friday, November 4, 2022

Des Moines – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen issued a Cease and Desist Order against Windsor Jones, LLC as well as Anthony Collins, Elizabeth Parker and Mark Goodwin based on the Division’s allegations the promoters engaged in securities fraud, the sale of an unregistered security, and acting as an unregistered broker-dealer and unregistered securities agent.

“It’s unfortunate…

Friday, October 28, 2022

Des Moines - Frank Tarasi, age 36, of Hiawatha pled guilty on October 27, 2022, to one count of Insurance Fraud - Application Submission (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division's Fraud Bureau.

The investigation began in May of 2022 after the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau received information that Tarasi, while working as an insurance…

Monday, October 24, 2022

Des Moines - The Iowa Insurance Division is reminding customers that may have been harmed by Andrew Joyce or Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg to complete the claims process.   The claims process began in September and all claims must be submitted on or before Monday, November 7, 2022.

“Letters via postal mail have been sent to those known to have been harmed in this case, however, there…

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Des Moines, Iowa - Devon Wilkins, age 30, of Urbandale, pled guilty on October 19, 2022, to one count of Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.

The investigation began in June of 2022 after the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau received information indicating Wilkins had provided false information to…

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Insurance Division is pleased to announce that Jim Armstrong was recently inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame in a ceremony held in Altoona on October 18, 2022.  Armstrong was a long-time Deputy Commissioner and Chief Examiner at the Iowa Insurance Division.

“It’s great to see Jim’s lifetime of excellent work being honored,” Iowa Insurance…