COLUMBUS — Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor revoked the non-resident insurance agent license of James Hardesty, of Taylor, South Carolina, for violations of Ohio insurance law.
A Department review revealed that around April 15, 2010, the state of South Carolina revoked Hardesty’s home state insurance license. Ohio insurance law allows the Director to revoke an agent’s Ohio insurance license for having their license revoked in any other state.
Hardesty’s non- resident insurance agent license was revoked June 27, 2011.
The Department operates the Take Action: Protect Yourself from Fraud initiative that educates consumers about insurance and investment fraud. Ohioans can visit www.takeaction.ohio.gov to read the Take Action Consumer Guide, and to stay informed on the latest fraud news and alerts.
Consumers with specific insurance questions and complaints can call the Department’s consumer hotline at 1-800-686-1526. Ohioans who believe an agent is committing fraud should call the Department’s fraud hotline, 1-800-686-1527. Information about agent fraud and misconduct can be found on the Department’s web site, www.insurance.ohio.gov.