The Texas Department of Insurance seized a Dallas-area title insurance agency after allegations surfaced that the company’s owner disappeared with millions of customers’ money.

Dallas’ NBC DFW has the story of Millennium Title, which was taken over and closed last week by the Texas Department of Insurance after the company’s founder, Nancy Carroll, vanished.


The Texas Department of Insurance ordered the company, Millennium Title, to close last week, saying the company had less than $10,000 on hand to pay more than $100,000 in bills.

Employees were dismissed, and state caretakers are now trying to close property transactions.

Carroll is accused in a lawsuit, filed Friday in Tarrant County District Court by John Herlihy, of disappearing with funds he had put in escrow to sell some property.

The suit claimed Carroll has "left the country, absconding with over $1 million of his proceeds."

The NBC report states that the Texas Department of Insurance set up a website for customers of Millennium Title to submit a claim if they are owed escrow money by the now-defunct title company.