embezzlement and theft "California consumers should be able to trust that their insurance agents are looking out for them and ensuring they are protected," said California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Two recent California Department of Insurance investigations have led to the arrests of insurance agents who allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from clients and failed to place insurance coverage for those clients, exposing them to significant financial risk.

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