Fraud Charges filed against Ankeny Insurance Agent
Des Moines, Iowa – Lawrence Lee Roberts, age 57, an insurance agent in Ankeny, has been charged with one count of Fraudulent Sales Practices (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.
The charges against Roberts stem from an investigation that began in March 2019. According to criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau it is alleged that Roberts misrepresented and concealed a material fact regarding an insurance plan. Roberts enrolled the disabled victim with diminished mental and physical capacity in an insurance policy he could not consent to purchase and the victim’s legal guardians were unaware of, and did not approve or authorize, a change to the victim’s health care coverage.
On October 26, 2019, Roberts was booked into the Polk County Jail and was later released after posting a $5,000 bond.