A Michigan producer issued fraudulent Farm Bureau insurance policies, regulators said Monday in a final cease-and-desist order.
Carl Robert Crook collected nearly $2,000 from three businesses between May 24, 2018 and Aug. 29, 2018, according to enforcement documents. The Farm Bureau Insurance Co. never received any premium payments, documents say.
Statements from the businesses revealed that Crook "had given them fraudulent certificates of insurance," enforcement documents say. First licensed in Michigan in 2002, Crook surrendered his insurance licenses on Aug. 8, 2018.
On Sept. 6, 2019, state regulators received a complaint from a Farm Bureau executive indicating that Crook had collected the premiums, given handwritten receipts and kept the money, enforcement documents say.
Crook had moved to Arizona in later 2018 and pursued an insurance license there, documents say. He has not responded to any notices sent to his Arizona address, regulators said.
The final order establishes all allegations as fact, court documents say. Crook's producer license is officially revoked in Michigan and he is subject to fines under state law.