October 27, 2017

Louisiana Department of Insurance Investigators Work with Louisiana State Police and BRPD to Stop Accused Fraudsters

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon reports that two women in East Baton Rouge Parish have been served by Louisiana Department of Insurance Fraud Division investigators with cease and desist orders for allegedly fraudulently altering the vital information and beneficiary designation of policies, submitting fraudulent policyholder information, and obtaining life insurance policies without permission of the listed applicant. A third cease and desist order is pending.

Jyhmecia Ger-Shae Dunn, Derroclecia Yequayla Dunn and Sheletha Yvette Henderson are accused of acting in concert to commit insurance fraud, forgery and identity theft. All three women are licensed producers in the state of Louisiana.  According to investigators, Henderson, Jyhmecia Dunn and Derroclecia Dunn, were involved in a scheme to issue life insurance policies on individuals without their knowledge or approval. They also allegedly conspired to change identifying details of applicants’ health, address and banking information to obtain life insurance policies.

Arrest warrants were served by Louisiana State Police, Baton Rouge Police Department and a compliance investigator with the Louisiana Department of Insurance on Jhymecia Dunn and Derroclecia Dunn on October 26, 2017. An arrest warrant is pending for Sheletha Henderson.

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon urges consumers who feel uneasy about any insurance related transaction to call the Department of Insurance Fraud Division at 225-342-4956 or 1-800-259-5300. If callers do not want their names used, they can request that their involvement be kept confidential.    

About the Louisiana Department of Insurance: The Louisiana Department of Insurance works to improve competition in the state’s insurance market while assisting individuals and businesses with the information and resources they need to be informed consumers of insurance. As a regulator, the LDI enforces the laws that provide a fair and stable marketplace and makes certain that insurers comply with the laws in place to protect policyholders. You can contact the LDI by calling 1-800-259-5300 or visiting