cloudy
Friday May 27th, 2016 8:38AM

Former insurance agent in Franklin County faces charges

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
ATLANTA - A 34-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, charged with insurance fraud in Franklin County.

James Travis Williams faces 15 counts of insurance fraud and two counts of forgery, according to Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

Williams had owned and operated Tri-County Insurance in Royston. Authorities alleged Williams collected about $30,000 in premiums and never forwarded them to insurance companies for coverage.

He relinquished his insurance license last October by signing a consent order, according to Hudgens.

"This office will not tolerate any insurance agent stealing from his or her customer. Such actions constitute a violation of a trust between an agent and policyholder, a violation we take very seriously," Hudgens said.

Williams was booked into the Franklin County Jail.

Hudgens urged people who may have purchased insurance through Williams or Tri-County Insurance Agency to contact their insurance company to verify coverage.



Georgia Insurance Commissioners' Office
1-800-656-2298
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 1 year ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 1 year ago )
Business News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Three people displaced by Spring Road fire in Hall County
A mobile home on Spring Road in Hall County was destroyed by fire early Friday morning.
6:43AM ( 1 hour ago )
Arrest made 4 years after Monroe banker found dead in well
An Athens man has been arrested on murder charges more than four years after his business partner's body was found in a well.
By Associated Press
5:16AM ( 3 hours ago )
AUDIO: Legal expert discusses federal lawsuits levied by eleven states over transgender bathroom policies
Georgia recently joined ten other states in deciding to sue the federal government over policies that would allow transgender students to use the school bathroom of their choice. Legal expert Byron Henry joined the Afternoon News Wrap this week to discuss how the battle may shake out once the dust has settled.
By Afternoon News Wrap
10:27PM ( 10 hours ago )
Hall Commissioners concerned smaller houses could lead to bigger issues
Hall County Commissioners have asked county staff members to help them get ready for the potential arrival of a “reality-TV reality” in Hall County.
9:41PM ( 10 hours ago )
Authorities release more details in Dawsonville Highway crash that injured six
Six people were transported to the hospital — one by air ambulance — following a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:08PM ( 12 hours ago )