Port Lavaca insurance agent, wife arrested for on forgery charges

A Port Lavaca Insurance agent and his wife were arrested Wednesday following an investigation into misused funds.

Paul Michael Orta and his wife, Marisa Renee Orta, were arrested by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation into illegal payments made in their customers name.

Orta and his wife are accused of forging electronic signatures to authorize payments from their customers they did not make.

Both suspects have been charged with Forgery of a Financial Instrument and Misapplication of Fiduciary property.