February 21, 2021

Dubuque

Dubuque County insurance agent charged with using premium payments for personal use | Tri-state News

EPWORTH, Iowa — An Epworth man is accused of using customers’ insurance premium payments for personal matters and selling policies after his license was revoked.

Michael J. Heiberger, 52, was arrested Thursday at Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on a warrant charging money laundering, six counts of fraudulent sales practices under $10,000 and nine counts of acting as an insurance producer without a license. All are felony charges.

Court documents state that Iowa Insurance Division Fraud Bureau officials opened an investigation into Heiberger Insurance Co. and Heiberger himself on Oct. 24, 2019, after receiving a complaint that he was using premium

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