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Gwinnett insurance agent gets bond, but not husband

A Gwinnett County insurance agent has bonded out of jail, but her husband remains behind bars as the couple faces multiple charges for allegedly defrauding clients of at least $31,000.

Cynthia Sanford Dunn, 48, was booked into the Walton County Detention Center just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records. Her arrest warrant lists the charges against her as one count of insurance fraud, one count of forgery and one count of misappropriation of premiums. She was released on a property bond hours after she was taken into custody, jail officials said.

Her husband, 58-year-old Ronald Alan Dunn, who is not a licensed agent, was booked into the jail just after 2 a.m. Wednesday and is being held without a bond. He faces three counts of forgery, two counts of identity fraud and 10 counts of filing fraudulent insurance claims, according to jail records.

A news release issued Tuesday from the state insurance commissioner’s office said an investigation by the office’s fraud division revealed the suspects, who own Dunn Right Insurance Agency in Loganville, kept premium payments made by three area businesses and created fraudulent certificates of insurance, “leading their clients to believe that actual insurance coverage was in place.”