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Police execute search warrants at Rutherford County Mayor’s insurance office

Posted: 11:45 AM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 22:20:12-04
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Murfreesboro police are executing two search warrants at the office of Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron.

Police arrived at Universal International Insurance, an agency on Church Street that's owned by County Mayor Ketron, on Wednesday morning.

Two uniformed officers are standing outside the front door, we are told, to keep anyone from going in or out. Inside, we are told, there are officers and detectives executing a search warrant, related to the current investigation that NewsChannel 5 Investigates first exposed involving Kelsey Ketron, the 28-year-old daughter of Bill Ketron, who serves as the vice president of the insurance agency.

NewsChannel 5 Investigates recently exposed how at least three customers of Ketron’s insurance agency in Murfreesboro, Universal International Insurance, said they paid insurance premiums but never got their policies.

Kelsey Ketron has been banned by the state of Tennessee‘s Insurance Division from all insurance related activities based on what the state called “fraudulent practices“ related to one of those clients. She is also accused of selling insurance without a valid license.

Ketron and his daughter, who was elected last year to the Tennessee Republican Party‘s executive committee, have also come under fire for failing to file required campaign finance filings with the state in a timely fashion.

Commissioner Robert Stevens, of Smyrna, has asked Ketron to call a special meeting of the Rutherford County Commission, saying in a letter: “The citizens of Rutherford County deserve answers and you deserve a fair opportunity to explain these matters."

More:

County commissioner calls for special meeting on Ketron insurance fraud case

More customers come forward and accuse Murfreesboro insurance agent Kelsey Ketron

Attorneys for Murfreesboro insurance agent Kelsey Ketron asks judge for more time in fraud case

Homeowner left without insurance after state says agent took the money and failed to get a policy