Officials with the Georgia Insurance commissioners’ Office, along with Madison County Sheriff’s investigators, arrested a Madison County man on 15 counts of insurance fraud and two counts of forgery at his New Haven Church Road home Tuesday morning.
Insurance commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office says James Travis Williams, 34, allegedly took approximately $30,000 in premium payments from policyholders and pocketed it for his own use.
Multiple officers in four vehicles went to Williams’ residence, which is surrounded by woods and cow pastures on the quiet curvy country road, early Tuesday. They surrounded the residence and were admitted without incident, bringing Williams out in handcuffs a short time later.
According to a press release from the commissioner’s office, Williams formerly owned and operated Tri-County Insurance Agency at 665 Cook Street, Royston. His license to sell insurance in Georgia was relinquished in October of 2013 when he signed a consent order agreeing to voluntarily surrender his agent’s license.
Agents said the surrender of his license was the result of an ongoing investigation by the insurance commissioner’s fraud unit.
Williams was booked into the Madison County Jail Tuesday for later transfer to Franklin County. No bond has been set as of this posting.
James Travis Williams
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