Three LA area insurance agents plead guilty in criminal case
News: 2016 Press Release
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Lindhl Larry Lucas, 51, of Santa Clarita, Kelly Ann Lucas, 52, of Littlerock, California, and Elaine Edey, 47, of Newhall pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to various misdemeanor charges and were sentenced to serve three years probation and ordered to pay $500 in fines.
Responding to a complaint, Department of Insurance investigators found Lindhl Lucas, owner of Lucas Insurance Services, allowed and encouraged employees to advise clients about insurance and sell insurance products without proper licenses. Edey was previously licensed, but her licensed expired in 2008 and she continued to sell insurance despite her expired license status, which is illegal.
Lindhl and Kelly Lucas were each charged with knowingly providing false information and concealing material facts, in attempts to hide the unlicensed agent activity. Edey was charged with transacting without an insurance license. The case was prosecuted by the Los Angeles District Attorney.
Media Notes: Administrative actions against the Lindhl and Kelly Lucas are pending. Lindhl and Kelly Lucas are brother and sister.
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