Hamm revokes Stutsman County insurance agent's license
Posted on 2/24/2010
BISMARCK, N.D.-North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm has revoked the license of Kyle Cuypers, a Stutsman County insurance agent who failed to disclose criminal convictions on his insurance producer license application. The revocation bars him from selling, soliciting or negotiating insurance in North Dakota.
Cuypers applied to the Department for a resident insurance producer license on Feb. 3, 2009. Applicants are required to disclose certain criminal convictions. On his initial application and on a second application for an additional line of authority, Cuypers did not indicate he had been convicted of any crimes.
In November 2009, Cuypers reported to the Department he had been convicted of driving under the influence in October 2009. Following that report, the Department received information that Cuypers had also been convicted of three other crimes he did not disclose but should have, including making false reports to law enforcement in 2005 and fleeing or attempting to elude police in 2006.
"Mr. Cuypers falsely represented himself to obtain an insurance license," Hamm said. "He has shown himself to be dishonest, and this revocation ensures he can no longer work with North Dakota's insurance consumers."
Cuypers consented to the revocation, waiving his right to an administrative hearing. Consumers with questions about insurance policies through Cuypers are encouraged to call the North Dakota Insurance Department at 1-800-247-0560.