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Department of Commerce and Insurance's December 2012 Disciplinary Action Report

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | 06:06am

NASHVILLE, TN – Please see the attached December 2012 disciplinary actions report for Commerce and Insurance. The disciplinary actions report is issued each month by Commerce and Insurance's Division of Regulatory Boards. Each board and commission is empowered by statute to take disciplinary action, including the revocation of licenses and assignment of civil penalties, against license holders found to have violated laws governing their professions.

 
The reports (archived at http://1.usa.gov/zofWtO) and Commerce and Insurance’s regulatory board licensing database, verify.tn.gov, can be useful tools for Tennesseans looking to do business with licensed professionals.
 
Alarm Systems Contractors Board 
 
Respondent: Nichols Fire & Security, LLC, C-1304, Memphis, TN 
Violation: TCA 62-32-307(d), TCA 62-32-312(a), (c) & (d) 
TCA 62-32-319(d) & Admin. Rule 0090-01-.05 
Failure to register alarm employee within thirty (30) days 
Action: $650 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Michael M. Fleenor, QA-140, Knoxville, TN 
Violation: Admin. Rule 0090-01-.06(7) & (9) (k) Failure to submit alarm 
employee termination notice within thirty (30) days 
Action: $100 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Tyson E. Johns, QA-1367, Plano, Texas 
Violation: Admin. Rule 0090-01-.06(7) & (9) (k) Failure to submit alarm employee termination notice within thirty (30) days 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Farrell E. Lee, QA-405, Germantown, TN 
Violation: Admin. Rule 0090-01-.06(7) & (9) (k) Failure to submit alarm employee termination notice within thirty (30) days 
Action: $200 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Board of Accountancy 
 
Respondent: Macon J. Dew, Gallatin, TN 
Violation: Conviction of a Felony, Fiscal Dishonesty, Discreditable Acts 
Action: Revocation 
 
 
Board For Licensing Contractors 
 
Respondent: Kevin Wagner DBA A Few Men & Tools, Nashville, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed Activity 
Action: $1,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Arctic Air Conditioning LLC, Lawrenceburg, TN 
Violation: Exceeding Limit 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Chim Chimney, Hermitage, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed Activity 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Bill Garrett, Bolivar, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed Activity 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers 
 
Respondent: Kevin Michael Garrett, Lewisburg, TN 
Violation: Not in compliance with an order of child support 
Action: Suspension of Student Registration 
 
Respondent: Carl R. Points, Columbia, TN 
Violation: Unprofessional or immoral conduct (received a cash payment from a customer to pay for funeral expenses, failed to remit the proceeds to his employer, and led his employer to believe that the family had not made payment for the funeral expenses); unprofessional conduct (received cash payments for preneed funeral contracts and a monument; failed to remit the enrollment forms and cash to the insurance company; used the cash for the personal benefit of him and his wife, and later after inquiry submitted a cashier’s check and enrollment forms to his former employer) 
Action: $3,000 Civil Penalty, $2,942 in Hearing Costs, and Suspension of Funeral Director License for one (1) year 
 
Respondent: Heather Renea Sharpe, Nashville, TN 
Violation: Not in compliance with an order regarding repayment of a student loan 
Action: Suspension of Funeral Director and Embalmer Licenses 
 
Respondent: Snow Funeral Home, Memphis, TN 
Violation: Preparation room floor was in need of repair or replacement, failed to maintain a copy of the current license and latest regularly scheduled inspection results of the crematory that the funeral homes uses and failed to comply with multiple aspects of the Funeral Rule 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Burial Services 
 
Respondent: Bordwine Funeral Home, Inc., Etowah, TN 
Violation: Provided discounts on preneed funeral contracts 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: First Tennessee Bank, Knoxville, TN 
Violation: Failed to timely file required annual reports and incorrectly completed a report 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Galilee Memorial Gardens, Memphis, TN, and JM&M Services, Inc., Memphis, TN, and JeMar S. Lambert, Marje E. Lambert and Mary H. Lambert 
Violation: Failed to satisfy the minimum requirements for issuance of a cemetery certificate of registration 
Action: Denial of cemetery registration application 
 
Respondent: Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Nashville, TN 
Violation: Provided discount on preneed funeral contract 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Hermitage Funeral Home, Hermitage, TN 
Violation: Employee offered or sold preneed funeral contracts without first registering as a preneed sales agent 
Action: $1,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: James A. Huffman, Memphis, TN 
Violation: Not in compliance with an order of child support 
Action: Suspension of Preneed Sales Agent Registration 
 
Respondent: Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Inc., Smithville, TN 
Violation: Used trust funds to purchase insurance products without obtaining prior approval from the Commissioner and failed to properly appoint a trustee for preened funeral accounts that meets the statutory requirements 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Carl G. Peters, Crossville, TN 
Violation: Not in compliance with an order of child support 
Action: Suspension of Preneed Sales Agent Registration 
 
Respondent: Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, Inc., Gray, TN 
Violation: Failed to refund excess funds to the purchaser, the purchaser’s estate or otherwise named beneficiary and failed to timely submit insurance applications to the insurance company 
Action: $1,250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville, TN 
Violation: Provided discounts on preneed funeral contracts 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Collection Services Board 
 
Respondent: CMRE Financial Services, Inc. 
Violation: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Unlicensed Activity 
Action: $2,000 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Cosmetology Board 
 
Respondent: A-Nails, Cordova, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed individuals, no id tags 
Action: $1,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Moriah’s Crescent Center Salon, Morristown, TN 
Violation: Expired shop license 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: 1-N-A Million Hair Salon, Memphis, TN 
Violation: License not posted at work stations 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Pro Nail, Memphis, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed individual, no id tags, sterilization and sanitation of the shop 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, Brentwood, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed individual 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Salon Allure, Johnson City, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed individual 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Vatterott College, Memphis, TN 
Violation: Sanitation violation, Admin. Rule 0440-2.13(6)(a) 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Home Inspector Licensing Program 
 
Respondent: Michael L. Digennaro, Riceville, TN 
Violation: Respondent failed to state in a home inspection report whether a crack in basement wall required repair or subsequent observation, or warrants further investigation by a specialist 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Motor Vehicle Commission 
 
Respondent: KM Auto Sales 
Violation: Temporary Tag Log Violation 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Oak Ridge Nissan, Oak Ridge, TN 
Violation: Advertising Violations 
Action: $60,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Metro Truck Sales, Goodlettsville, TN 
Violation: Temporary Tag Log Violation 
Action: $3,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Reliable Imports, Johnson City, TN 
Violation: Failure to Maintain Records 
Action: $1,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Reliable Imports, Johnson City, TN 
Violation: Deceptive Act 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: ACTS Fleet Maintenance Svc., Knoxville, TN 
Violation: Temporary Tag Log and Temporary Tags 
Action: $3,500 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission 
 
Respondent: Bryce, A. Tribe, PI-5235, Nashville, TN 
Violation: TCA 62-26-213(3) Failure to notify of arrest within thirty (30) days 
Action: $2,500 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Private Protective Security Services 
 
Respondent: Callee’s Too Sports Bar & Grill, Clarksville, TN 
Violation: TCA 62-35-123(a) Unlicensed activity 
Action: $1,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: J-Hall Security, CSC-12205, Chattanooga, TN 
Violation: TCA 62-35-134(a) Unlawful employments 
Action: $5,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Memphis Security of Tennessee dba MSOFT, CSC- 12107, Memphis, TN 
Violation: TCA 62-35-114 & Admin. Rule 0780-5-2-.06 Failure to maintain insurance coverage 
Action: $3,000 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: David Johnson, AG-607092, Nashville, TN 
Violation: TCA 62-35-130(a) (1) & (10) Violated disciplinary order of the Commissioner 
Action: Revocation 
 
Respondent: Larry Walton, AG-326692, Nashville, TN 
Violation: TCA 62-35-130(a) (1) & (10) Violated disciplinary order of the Commissioner 
Action: $3,000 Civil Penalty 
 
 
Real Estate Appraiser Commission 
 
Respondent: Thomas Baine, Jr., Memphis, TN 
Violation: In an appraisal report, the Respondent misreported the subject’s gross living area, the sale price of a comparable, and amenities of an additional sale. The Respondent also failed to summarize the support for the site value and for excluding the cost approach in a recently constructed house, failed to summarize the reconciliation of the value indications in the appraisal report and failed to retain a copy of the original appraisal report. 
Action: $500 Civil Penalty attendance at a fifteen (15) hour Site Valuation and Cost Approach course and a fifteen (15) hour Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use course 
 
 
Real Estate Commission: 
 
Respondent: Susan A. Brown, Brentwood, TN 
Violation: Misleading and untruthful advertising 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty and required to attend a TREC meeting within 180 days of execution of the order 
 
Respondent: Eric P. Fuhrman, Memphis, TN 
Violation: Accepting a commission or any valuable consideration from 
a person other than the broker with whom the licensee was 
affiliated 
Action: $1,000 Civil Penalty and required to attend a TREC meeting within 180 days of execution of the order 
 
Respondent: Barry Gordon, Nolensville, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed activity 
Action: Ordered to Cease and Desist and $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Kathy Helton, Nolensville, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed activity 
Action: Ordered to Cease and Desist and $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Frank L. Marsh, Johnson City, TN 
Violation: Failure to supervise activities of affiliates (advertising) 
Action: $250 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Terence McNutt, Memphis, TN 
Violation: Unlicensed activity 
Action: Ordered to Cease and Desist and $500 Civil Penalty 
 
Respondent: Eugene S. Thomas, III, Murfreesboro, TN 
Violation: Failure to respond to three complaints and failure to timely complete administrative measures 
Action: License suspended until expiration (10-19-13), $3,000 Civil Penalty and Costs of $1,130 
 
 
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