For more information, contact: Robert Luck, Consumer Attorney,
Phone: (608) 266-0082,
E-mail: robert.luck@wisconsin.gov

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

Tiffany K. Cappello, 42 Mayfield St. #2, Dorchester, MA 02125, has had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Patrick J. Gallagher, 7501 Hiddenbrook Ln., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $250.00 and to promptly reply to inquiries from OCI. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Leonard B. Garr, 8713 W. Cheyenne St., Milwaukee, WI 53224, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Thomas Daniel Germann, 3000 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay, WI 54301, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on a previous administrative action as well as allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Jeffrey Lee Grieshammer, 4405 School Rd., Madison, WI 53704, has had his insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action on a previous insurance license application.

Robert E. Grim III, 111 Frederick St., Plymouth, WI 53073, has had his insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Gail Annette Hardy, 4230 N. Oakland Ave. #308, Shorewood, WI 53211, has had her insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Christopher Allan Heath, 3308 Eastlawn St., Eau Claire, WI 54703, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

John Neal LaVelle, 314 Jefferson Ave., Glencoe, MO 63038, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $15,000.00, to stop charging Wisconsin residents any fees not included in the premium rates filed with OCI, to use only properly licensed agents to solicit Wisconsin residents, to maintain all records required under s. Ins 6.61, Wis. Adm. Code, and to refund all fees collected from Wisconsin policyholders in 2008. This action was based on allegations of charging an illegal fee, utilizing unlicensed agents to submit insurance applications, and failing to maintain adequate records.

Stacy L. Lincoln, 1000 Divot Pl., Green Bay, WI 54313, has had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI, failing to report an administrative action taken by the state of Wisconsin, and a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Jason Edward Lucchesi, 3441 N. 92nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53222, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Devin John Olson, 3903 Sternberg Ave., Schofield, WI 54476, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Aaron L. Pescheck, 1234 W. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI 54914, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Brent Arthur Pinkerton, 992 Tamiami Trl. Ste. G, Port Charlotte, FL 33953, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of an administrative action taken by the state of Florida.

Marcos Antonio Ramos-Garcia, 4326 W. Monrovia Way, Milwaukee, WI 53209, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Douglas William Ray, 165 High Ridge Ct., Slinger, WI 53086, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Steve A. Schultz, 514 E. Lake St., Horicon, WI 53032, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Paula D. Stroika, 5083 N. 126th St., Butler, WI 53007, has had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

Advantech Solutions Ins. LLC, 4890 W. Kennedy Blvd. Ste. 500, Tampa, FL 33609, has had its business entity insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of South Dakota on an insurance license application.

Dimension Service Corporation, 400 Metro Place N. Ste. 300, Dublin, OH 43017, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $3,500.00 and to make all future financial statement filings by the due date. This action was based on allegations of failing to file required financial statements by the due date.

GEICO General Insurance Company, One Geico Plaza, Washington, DC 20076, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $2,000.00 and to cease and desist from issuing renewal billing notices which fail to clearly state the effect of nonpayment of premium by due date. This action was based on allegations of issuing an improper midterm cancellation or nonrenewal of an insurance policy.

JJB Hilliard WL Lyons LLC, 500 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $2,000.00 and to respond promptly to all inquiries from the OCI. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and administrative actions taken by the NASD, NYSE, SEC and the states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota.

Copies of Administrative Actions