Enforcement Orders

The Commissioner has authority to issue enforcement orders concerning the entities regulated by the agency.  These include banks, trust companies, prepaid funeral services, prepetual care cemeteries, money services businesses, and private child support enforcement agencies. The orders listed below are final public orders.

Text of an individual order may be viewed by selecting the Order Number. Certain orders, and specific information contained within some enforcement orders may not be shown here as they are confidential by law.

Questions regarding the implications of these orders or content thereof should be directed to the Legal Division of the Texas Department of Banking.

Orders related to Money Services Businesses

Number Date Title of Order Name

2009-053

11/09/2009 Order to Cease and Desist From Engaging in the Unauthorized Business of Money Transmission and to Give Certain Notices Adame Envios, LLC and Freddy Envios, Individually and as Managing Partner of Adame Envios, LLC, Houston, TX

2010-022

04/08/2010 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist Activity Euro Casa De Cambio, Inc. and Jesucristo Royval, as owner of Euro Casa De Cambio, Inc., El Paso, TX

2010-030

05/25/2010 Consent Order Adame Envios, LLC and Freddy Adame, Individually and as Managing Member of Adame Envios, LLC, Houston, TX

2010-031

06/03/2010 Agreed Order Euro Casa De Cambio, Inc. and Flor I. Nolasco, as President and Chief Financial Officer of Euro Casa De Cambio, Inc., El Paso, TX

2010-052

09/15/2010 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist Activity Diversos Servicios Heidi and Heidi Casa de Cambio and Jose Flores Pinales, Owner, El Paso, TX
2011-011 02/28/2011 Final Order and Amended Proposal for Decision Diversos Servicios Heidi, Heidi Casa de Cambio, and Jose Flores Pinales, owner, El Paso, TX

2011-015

03/23/2011 Order to Cease and Desist GPal, Inc. and Benjamin P. Cannon, CEO, Healdsburg, CA

2011-027

07/13/2011 Order to Cease and Desist Nhu Y, Inc. AKA My Viet Services, Inc., Houston, TX
2011-027a 11/25/15 Order Terminating Order to Cease and Desist Activity Nhu, Inc., A.K.A. My Viet Services, Inc., of Houston, Texas

2013-009

06/05/2013 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist Activity Diversos Servicios Heidi, Heidi Casa de Cambio, and Jose Flores Pinales, Owner, El Paso, TX
2014-006 05/29/2014 Consent Order Bill.com, Inc., Palo Alto, California
2014-008 06/02/2014 Order to Cease and Desist Activity Dinar Corp., Inc. and Husam Tayeh, President of Dinar Corp., Inc., Carson City, Nevada

2014-012

8/19/14 Agreed Order Xchange Of America, LLC, Stuart, Florida and Robert Hoffman, President Of Xchange Of America
2014-015a 10/10/14 Amended Consent Order Nunc Pro Tunc SMART Payment Plan, LLC, Naples, Florida
2014-015b 10/17/14 Second Consent Order SMART Payment Plan, LLC, Naples, Florida
2014-015c 03/20/15 Third Consent Order SMART Payment Plan, LLC, Naples, Florida
2014-015d 02/13/17 Fourth Consent Order SMART Payment Plan, LLC, Naples, Florida      
2014-027 11/26/14 Order to Cease and Desist Activity Escrow Hill Limited and Administration Services, LLC D/B/A Escrowhill.com and Andee Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Auckland, New Zealand and Westminster, California
2015-001a 02/27/15 Consent Order Otti Money Exchange, Inc. (Currency Exchange License No. 128), Brownsville, Texas
2015-004 02/27/15 Consent Order U.S. Equity Advantage Holdings, Inc. and Robert M. Steenbergh, Chief Executive Officer, Orlando, Florida
2015-009 04/07/15 Consent Order Escrow Hill Limited and Administration Services, LLC D/B/A Escrowhill.com and Andee Hill, Auckland, New Zealand and Westminster, California
2015-012 05/18/15 Consent Order IntelliPayment LLC, New York, New York
2015-012a 06/01/16 Second Consent Order Intellipayment LLC, New York, New York
2015-014 06/10/15 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist Activity and to Suspend License Sterling Currency Group, LLC (Money Services Business license No. 3101), Atlanta, Georgia
2015-015 06/22/15 Consent Order PreCash, Inc., Houston, TX
2015-024 11/06/15 Consent Order eDeposit Corporation, Rockville, Maryland
2015-027a 02/01/16 Consent Order Autolink Payment Services, Inc., and its division Mortgage Saver, Santa Monica, California
2015-028a 02/01/16 Consent Order Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Inc., Seattle, Washington
2015-030 12/22/15 Order to Cease and Desist Activity Treasury Vault LLC, Draper, Utah
2016-004 02/01/16 Consent Order Telmate LLC, a Delaware company, Ontario, Oregon
2016-005 03/28/16 Consent Order Treasury Vault LLC, Draper, Utah
2016-006 3/28/16 Consent Order Coin Cafe, Inc., Brooklyn, New York
2016-008 07/18/16 Consent Order DebtWave Credit Counseling, Inc., San Diego, California
2016-017 10/03/16 Consent Order Regent Customer Care, LLC, Ruston, Louisiana
2016-018 10/11/16 Consent Order Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio
2016-019 10/13/16 Order to Cease and Desist Activity Foreign Currency Co. LLC, Fort Meyers, Florida and South West Services, LLC, Appleton, Wisconsin
2017-003 04/07/2017 Consent Order Assembly Payments Inc., St Louis, Missouri
2017-004 04/10/2017 Consent Order VendEngine, Inc. d/b/a JailFunds.com, Brentwood, Tennessee
2017-011 08/03/2017 Consent Order R.B.T. Trading, LLC d/b/a R.B.T. Duty Free, Mission, Texas

 

 

Orders related to Perpetual Care Cemeteries

Number Date Title of Order Name

2009-049

10/20/2009 Order to Cease and Desist San Patricio Memorial Gardens, Inc., d/b/a San Patricio Memorial Gardens, Portland, TX

2009-066

12/08/2009 Agreed Order Threadgill Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Resthaven Memorial Park (Corsicana) and d/b/a Rusk County Memorial Gardens (Henderson), Corsicana, TX and Henderson, TX
2011-050 05/25/2011 Agreed Order Bellwood Memorial Park, Inc. dba Bellwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Temple, Texas

2012-002

01/09/2012 Agreed Order Bellwood Memorial Park, Inc., Temple, TX

2012-008

04/17/2012 Order to Cease and Desist from Operating a Perpetual Care Cemetery Without a Valid Certificate of Authority and from Violating Texas Health and Safety Code Section 712.029(c) Myrtlewood Memorial Services, Inc. d/b/a Harlingen-Combes Memorial Cemetery, Combes, TX

2012-008a

05/15/2012 First Amended Order to Cease and Desist from Operating a Perpetual Care Cemetery Without a Certificate of Authority and from Violating Texas Health and Safety Code Section 712.029(c) Myrtlewood Memorial Services, Inc. d/b/a Harlingen-Combes Memorial Cemetery, Combes, TX

2012-011

05/16/2012 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist from Operating a Perpetual Care Cemetery Without a Valid Certificate of Authority and from Violating Texas Health and Safety Code Antioch St. John's Cemetery Company d/b/a American Memorial Park and Gerald Weatherall, Sr. (president) and Beverly Randall-Weatherall (vice president), Grand Prairie, TX

2012-015

09/12/2012 Agreed Order Central Texas-Killeen Memorial Park, Inc., Central Texas-Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Inc. and Central Texas-Mt. Zion Garden of Memories, Inc., Temple, TX

2012-031

09/13/2012 Order to Cease and Desist Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Inc., Plainview, TX

2012-043

12/13/2012 Agreed Order Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Inc. and Matthew L. Gregory, Gabriel R. Gonzales, and Steven R. Pond, co-owners of Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Inc., Plainview, TX

2013-004

02/27/2013 Agreed Order Palms Memorial Gardens, Inc., d/b/a Palms Memorial Gardens of Portland, Texas
2013-028 11/25/13 Final Order Antioch St. John's Cemetery Company d/b/a American Memorial Park and Gerald Weatherall, Sr. and Beverly Randall-Weatherall, Grand Prairie, TX
2014-009 07/23/2014 Consent Order The Palms Memorial Gardens, Inc., the Palms Memorial Gardens Cemetery Association, Carlos Aparicio and Helen Aparicio, Portland, TX
2016-012 09/13/2016

Emergency Order To Cease And Desist From Operating A Perpetual Care Cemetery Without A Valid Certificate Of Authority And From Violating Texas Health And Safety Code

In the matter of Lamesa Memorial Park LLC d/b/a Lamesa Memorial Park, Devin Lee Avant, Jose Eleno Morales, Jr., Brenda Avant, and Michelle Vela

 

 

Orders related to Prepaid Funeral Contract Sellers

Number Date Title of Order Name

2009-054

11/10/2009 Agreed Order Canceling Permit Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home, Athens, TX

2009-065

12/04/2009 Order Cancelling Permit, to Cease and Desist Activity, and to Seize Funds and Records Walker-Mora Funeral Home, Inc., d/b/a Walker-Mora Funeral Home, Alice, TX

2010-010

03/01/2010 Order to Cease and Desist Activity, Order of Seizure of Prepaid Funeral Accounts and Records, Order Canceling Permit and Order of Restitution Jackson Mortuary, Inc., Houston, TX

2010-011

03/01/2010 Emergency Order Cancelling Permit, To Cease and Desist Activity, and Seize Funds and Records Jeffrey Gentry d/b/a Gentry Fife Funeral Home (Junction) and Gentry Funeral Home( Mason), Junction, TX and Mason, TX

2010-012

03/05/2010 Emergency Order to Seize Prepaid Funeral Records Gonzalez Family Funeral Home, LLC and Gonzalez-Rivera Funeral Home of Edinburg, LLC, Edinburg, TX

2010-015

03/12/2010 Agreed Order Daniel L. Brothers, Individually and as Vice-President of Lake Road Cemetery, Inc. d/b/a Killeen Memorial Park, Killeen, TX

2010-029

05/12/2010 Agreed Order and Amendment of Commissioner’s Order No. 2010-011 Jeffrey Gentry d/b/a Gentry Fife Funeral Home (Junction) and Gentry Funeral Home( Mason), and John Cashman (Junction), Junction, TX and Mason, TX

2010-032

06/16/2010 Consent Order North American Plan Inc., San Antonio, TX

2010-033

07/07/2010 Agreed Order Jackson Mortuary, Inc., Houston, TX

2010-042

07/29/2010 Agreed Order Martin Leatherwood d/b/a Leatherwood Memorial Chapels, Brady, TX

2010-044

08/05/2010 Final Order, Supplemental Proposal for Decision, and Proposal for Decision Arnoldo J. Ramirez, individually, and as President of Walker-Mora Funeral Home, Inc. and Diana L. Ramirez, individually; as Secretary/Treasurer for Walker-Mora Funeral Home, Inc.; and Walker-Mora Funeral Home, Inc. dba Walker-Mora Funeral Home, Alice, Texas

2010-054

09/22/2010 Order to Cease and Deist and Cancel Permit Crenshaw Funeral Home and Don H. Napier, Owner, Seguin, TX

2010-061

11/01/2010 Agreed Order Crenshaw Funeral Home and Don H. Napier, Owner, Seguin, TX

2010-068

12/17/2010 Agreed Order L.M. Victory, President, and the Rix Funeral Home, Lubbock, TX
2011-018 04/11/2011 Agreed Order Wayne F. Brown, former funeral director in Charge of Foster & Brown Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, TX
2011-024 05/31/2011 Agreed Order William A. Pipkins, Dallas, TX

2011-026

06/28/2011 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist Activity, and to Seize Records and Funds Keeney, Howell Doran Funeral Home, Inc., San Saba, TX

2011-032

09/12/2011 Agreed Order Emmitt Lewis, Jr. d/b/a Lewis Funeral Home/Chapel, Brenham, TX

2011-038

11/14/2011 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist Activity, and to Seize Records and Funds; and related letter agreement Bragg Chism, W.H. Body, and Denise Spratt-Larry d/b/a Linden Funeral Home, Linden, TX
2011-049 05/05/2011 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist Activity, and to Seize Records and Funds Emmitt Lewis, Jr. dba Lewis Funeral Home and Chapel, Brenham, TX

2012-003

02/16/2012 Agreed Order J&B Funeral Home, Inc. d/b/a Gatesville Funeral Home, Gatesville, TX

2012-005

02/27/2012 Agreed Order Lonnie D. Wright, Sr. d/b/a Angel Hills Funeral Home, Arlington, TX

2012-007

03/05/2012 Order to Cease and Desist Activity and Seize Prepaid Funeral Records Nathan Shannon, Former Owner of Shannon-McBee Family Funeral Home, Matador and Paducah, TX

2012-010

05/10/2012 Order to Cease and Desist Activity and Pay Restitution Tyler Esser, Individually, and as owner of All Faiths Funeral Services of Houston, and Fred Esser, Individually and as General Manger of All Faith Funeral Services of Houston, Houston, TX

2012-022

08/07/2012 Agreed Order Tyler Esser, Individually, and as owner of All Faiths Funeral Services of Houston and Fred Esser, Individually and as General Manger of All Faith Funeral Services of Houston, Houston, TX
2012-023 08/10/2012 Final Order and Proposal for Decision Oscar Johnson Funeral Home, Houston, TX

2012-024

08/10/2012 Order to Cease and Desist Activities and Seize Prepaid Funeral Money and Records Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home, Navasota, TX

2012-025

08/14/2012 Order to Cease and Desist Activities and Seize Prepaid Funeral Money and Records Jeffrey W.Gentry d/b/a Gentry Fife Funeral Home, Junction, TX

2012-027

08/28/2012 Agreed Order G.W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home of Del Rio, Ltd., Del Rio, TX
2012-034 10/22/2012 Final Order and Proposal for Decision Arnold J. Ramirez, Individually and as President of Walker-Mora Funeral home, Inc., and Diana L. Ramirez, Individually and as Secretary/Treasurer of Walker-Mora Funeral Home, Inc., and Walker-Mora Funeral Home, Inc., Alice, TX.
2012-035 10/26/2012 Agreed Order Jeffrey W. Gentry, d/b/a Gentry Fife Funeral Home, Junction, TX

2012-038

11/15/2012 Agreed Order Nathan Shannon, former owner of Shannon-McBee Family Funeral Home, Matador and Paducah, TX

2012-040

11/29/2012 Agreed Order Guerra Funeral Home, Inc., d/b/a Guerra Funeral Home, Brownsville, Texas

2013-003

02/06/2013 Final Order and Proposal for Decision James E. Lister, Individually and dba James E. Lister’s Funeral Home, Kilgore, TX

2013-016

07/25/2013 Emergency Order to Seize Prepaid Funeral Money and Records Terry Washington d/b/a Washington Memorial Funeral Home, Dallas, TX

2013-026

11/07/2013 Agreed Order Kevin Keeney, individually and as Director and Vice President of Howell-Doran Funeral Home, Inc., and Howell-Doran Funeral Home, Inc., San Saba, Texas
2014-005 05/22/2014 Final Order and Proposal for Decision Following Exceptions Gonzalez Funeral Home, Gonzalez Family Funeral Home, LLC, Gonzalez-Rivera Funeral Home of Edinburg, LLC, Adan N. Gonzalez, Jr., Myrna Doris Gonzalez, Marc Anthony Gonzalez, and Aaron Rivera, Edinburg, TX
2014-016 09/11/2014 Consent Order Belinda Neel Allee and James R. (“Randy”) Allee, former owners of the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home, Crockett, Texas

2014-020

10/22/2014 Consent Order Wilson Holdings, Inc., Houston, Texas
2014-021 10/23/2014 Emergency Order to Seize Prepaid Funeral Records Belinda Neel Allee, James R. Allee, and James Allee II,  Crockett, Texas
2015-006 03/06/2015 Consent Order SWCS, Inc. d/b/a Lamesa Memorial Park, Lamesa, Texas
2015-008 03/18/2015 Order to Cease and Desist Activity Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Texas
2015-010 04/29/2015 Agreed Order Canceling Permit of Shaw’s Funeral Home, Inc. and Related Matters Shaw’s Funeral Home, Inc., Bowie, Texas
2015-011 05/12/2015 Consent Order Ronald R. Ritter, Owner of Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home and Bremond Funeral Home, Hearne, Texas
2015-011a 11/02/16 Second Consent Order Ronald R. Ritter, Owner of Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home and Bremond Funeral Home, Hearne, TX
2015-013 05/19/2015  Consent Order Belinda Neel Allee (Belinda) and James R. (Randy) Allee, Crockett, Texas
2015-018 08/12/2015 Agreed Order Previsión Integral de Servicios Funerarios, S.A. de C.V., of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and its affiliated company, La Paz Funeral Home, Inc., of El Paso, Texas
2015-016a 08/17/2015 Consent Order Kashmere Gardens Funeral Home, Inc.
2015-020 09/14/2015 Emergency Order to Cease and Desist Activity, to Seize Records and Funds, and to Cancel a Permit El Paso Mission Funeral Home, Inc., El Paso, Texas
2015-020a 05/03/2016 Agreed Order In the matter of El Paso Mission Funeral Home, Inc. and Lina Lucia Ruedas, Individually and as President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sole Shareholder
2016-013 09/13/2016 Emergency Order to Cancel Permit to Hold and Administer Prepaid Funeral Benefit Contracts and To Seize Prepaid Funeral Funds and Records In the matter of Lamesa Memorial Park LLC d/b/a Lamesa Memorial Park, Devin Lee Avant, Jose Eleno Morales, Jr., Brenda Avant, and Michelle Vela
2016-021 12/12/2016 Agreed Order Canceling Permit of Allcorn Funeral & Cremation Care and Related Matters Allcorn Funeral & Cremation Care, Coleman, TX

Orders related to Bank and Trust Activity

Number Date Title of Order Name

2015-005

03/05/2015 Emergency Cease and Desist Order Brickstone Trust Bank and its Agents and Operators
2016-022 12/30/2016 Order Canceling Charter of Family Legacy Trust Company Family Legacy Trust Company, Plano, Texas

 

Orders related to Private Child Support Enforcement Agencies

Number Date Title of Order Name
2015-029 12/08/2015 Order to Revoke Registration Empire CSR, L.P. d/b/a Child Support Resources, San Antonio, Texas

2009-050

10/29/2009 Emergency Cease and Desist Order Child Support Services, Inc., a Nevada Corp. and Child Support Services of Atlanta, Inc., a Georgia Corp. and Stuart Clay Cole.