SPRINGFIELD — A number of area businesses and individuals were the subjects of disciplinary orders by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in February.
Among dozens of consumer credit businesses cited statewide were:
— Courtesy Loans of Illinois LLC, Danville, was fined $7,900 for the following violations: Lender did not input information into the database within 90 days after making a small consumer loan. The lender did not obtain the borrower's most recent income documentation available at the time the loan was made, and did not obtain any official documentation of the borrower's income before making a small consumer loan.
— SFC of Illinois L.P., Champaign, was fined $6,000 for the following violations: interest or account handling charge rebate is insufficient, lender did not obtain borrower's most recent income documentation available at the time the loan was made, and licensee did not properly update the state database with the required information within 90 days of when the events occurred.
— Certified residential real estate appraiser Mary Rothwell of Danville was fined $500 after failing to use recognized methods and techniques that are necessary to produce a credible appraisal, committing a substantial error or omission of commission that significantly affected the appraisal, inaccurately stating that an area was stable, and for using selected inappropriate sales comparisons.
— The physician and surgeon license, and the controlled substance license, of Dr. Kurt Dearnbarger of Sullivan was temporarily suspended for habitual use and/or excessive use of alcohol and illegal drugs, including cocaine.
— The registered nurse license of Leo Coplea of Urbana was placed on indefinite probation for a minimum of three years based on presenting at work with alcohol on his breath.
— Linda Hasbargen of Watseka had her registered nurse license indefinitely suspended for a minimum of 30 days and was fined $1,000 for working on a suspended license, for conviction of a Class 3 felony for attempted violation of the electronic fund transfer act and for willfully making false records in her practice.
— Norma Hoepner of Catlin had her registered nurse license indefinitely suspended for a minimum of one year for diversion of Dilaudid from her employer.
— Melissa Peyton of Champaign had her registered nurse license restored to indefinite probation with work restrictions for a minimum of three years and effective upon payment of fees, filing of forms, and completion of exams and/or continuing education hours.