LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has summarily suspended the insurance licenses of Alia Bahoora and her insurance agencies: Assurity Insurance Agency I, Assurity Insurance Agency II, Assurity Insurance Agency III, and Assurity Insurance Agency IV. The agencies are located in Harper Woods and Royal Oak, Michigan.
DIFS also ordered Simen Delly and Linda Shunia, individuals working at the agencies without the proper education and licensure, to cease and desist from selling, soliciting, and/or negotiating insurance.
In 2014 DIFS received several complaints leading to an investigation of Bahoora, her agencies and employees Delly and Shunia. The investigation showed that Bahoora, Delly, and Shunia had taken out over 117 premium finance loans in customers’ names, without their consent or knowledge. It also showed that Bahoora collected insurance premium money from a customer, provided a fraudulent certificate of insurance, and used the money for her personal use.
“Misappropriating premiums, providing fraudulent certificates, and selling insurance without a license is illegal,” said DIFS Director Ann Flood. “I encourage consumers to contact our office to ensure an insurance agent or agency is properly licensed.”