Probation, fine for misdemeanor illegal insurance sales - Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Three insurance agents, including two local people, were each ordered to pay $500 and placed on three years probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges related to selling insurance illegally, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Insurance said Tuesday.

Lindahl Larry Lucas, Jr. of Santa Clarita, his sister Kelly Ann Lucas of Littlerock, and Elaine Christie Edey of Newhall pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court April 5 to the charges against them, said Nancy Kincaid, spokeswoman for the Insurance Departments Enforcement Bureau.



Lindhl and Kelly Lucas were each charged with knowingly providing false information and concealing material facts in attempts to hide the unlicensed agent activity of Edey, Kincaid said.



The Lucas siblings, both licensed insurance agents who work for Lucas Insurance Services Inc., pleaded guilty to the charges, she said.



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, Kincaid said.



Edey was previously licensed, but her licensed expired in 2008 and she continued to sell insurance despite her expired license status, which is illegal, she said.



Edey pleaded guilty to transacting without an insurance license.



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