Application denied due to identity fraud and forgery convictions.

Topic: Insurance, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: 1502560 , Decision Date: 2014-09-26 
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Petitioner did not report his prior criminal convictions for forgery and identity theft on his online Resident Agent License application. Because the online application was completed by a third party at Petitioner’s direction, he did not realize that the application called for disclosure of convictions for which he received first offender treatment.  Although Petitioner did not conceal or misrepresent a material fact on his application, the Department of Insurance was nonetheless justified in denying his license because the crimes for which he was convicted bore a direct relationship to public safety.