|By Redding Record Searchlight, Calif.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
According to the insurance department, several people reported paying Winkler for coverage and then not getting it. Two customers contacted the insurance company and were told their policies were canceled for non-payment of premium.
Some others found out their certificates were fraudulent, officials said.
"Winkler's crimes are particularly offensive because he potentially victimized consumers twice," Insurance Commissioner
So far, investigators say they've found Winkler collected more than
The department of insurance is taking action to suspend Winkle's license and stop him from selling more policies.
If you've bought insurance from Winkler, call your insurance company and verify your coverage, officials said. If you bought a policy from Winkler and don't have legitimate coverage, call the department's Consumer Hotline at 1-800-927-4357.
Winkler is out on
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