Baton Rouge man arrested for defrauding insurance customers

Published 1:51 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Baton Rouge – In January 2022, Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft (IFAT) Unit received a criminal complaint from the Louisiana Department of Insurance (DOI). The complaint alleged that 47-year-old Trampus Wagoner of Baton Rouge had been engaged in fraudulent activities by accepting insurance premiums from customers without securing insurance policies on their behalf.
A State Police investigation determined that Wagoner accepted premiums from numerous customers and never secured insurance policies on their behalf. As a result of Wagoner’s actions, victims were defrauded out of over $39,000.
On June 8, 2022 Wagoner was arrested for violating L.R.S. 14: 67 Theft (9 counts), 22:1562 Prohibited Actions and Sanctions – Insurance Producers (9 counts) and 14:72.1.1 Forgery of a Certificate of Insurance (8 counts). Wagoner was booked at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Anyone who has purchased insurance from Wagoner is urged to contact the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit at 225-925-3850
The public plays an integral role in identifying suspects accused of these crimes and is strongly urged to report criminal or suspicious activity. For more information and/or to contact the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft Unit visit www.lsp.org/ifu.html.
The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.