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  June 19, 2018 -- Special agents charge Hertford woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shar’dayzeia Lonniece Johnson, 22, of 306 Stokes St., Hertford. Johnson was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  June 19, 2018 -- Special agents charge four with insurance fraud, conspiracy

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of four people accused of staging an auto accident in the Greensboro area and then falsely claiming that they were injured in the staged wreck to collect insurance claims...

  June 19, 2018 -- Special agents file insurance fraud charges against Trinity man

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Justin Ryan Pendland, 32, of 5660 Merle Drive, Trinity. Pendland was charged by special agents with the N.C. Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations...

  June 6, 2018 -- Perquimans County man charged with insurance fraud involving car that was used in a robbery

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Aaron Steward, 21, of 1936 Center Hill Highway, Hertford. Steward was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  June 1, 2018 -- Rowan County man accused of insurance fraud, attempting false pretense

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Bobby Lee Steele Jr., 49, of 814 Harry St., China Grove. Steele was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  June 1, 2018 -- Special agents charge Asheboro woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Brenda Lee Mateo, 42, of 417 E. Central Ave. Trailer 6, Asheboro. Mateo was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  May 31, 2018 -- Special agents file insurance fraud, conspiracy charges against two people following wreck in Montgomery County

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Elizabeth Frizzell, 44, of 131 Lassiter Loop Road, Troy, and Wallace Lee Frizzell, 44, of 1174 Tammy’s Park Drive, Rockwell...

  May 25, 2018 -- Special agents charge Hope Mills woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Charlee Surgick Watts, 20, of 1526 Aristo Place Apartment 7, Hope Mills. Watts was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  May 25, 2018 -- Browns Summit man charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Matthew Devonn Moore, 31, of 4811 Mystic Oak Drive, Browns Summit. Moore was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  May 24, 2018 -- Special agents charge Guilford County man with making a false statement on insurance application

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Markel Tremayne Brooks, 25, of 3626 Belmont St. Apartment X, Greensboro, was charged with misdemeanor making a false statement on an insurance application...

  May 24, 2018 -- Special agents file false pretense charge against Salisbury man

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Derrick Michael Brice, 33, of 270 Claymont Drive, Salisbury. Brice was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  May 21, 2018 -- Special agents charge two Goldsboro women with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that special agents from the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division filed insurance fraud and other related charges against two Goldsboro women...

  May 21, 2018 -- Selma woman arrested in insurance fraud charge

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Alesia Braswell Alwahishi of 206 W. Watson St., Selma. Alwahishi was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  May 21, 2018 -- Five charged in Jackson County unlicensed bail bond conspiracy

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of five people in an unlicensed bail bond conspiracy in western North Carolina...

  May 17, 2018 -- Wilmington man arrested on attempted false pretense charge

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Chris Edwin McCoy, 53, of 4614 Turtle Dove Court, Wilmington. McCoy was charged with one felony count of attempting to obtain property by false pretenses...

  May 17, 2018 -- Wake County woman accused of insurance fraud in worker’s comp claim

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Carmella Lee Rivera, 24, 2213 Robin St., Fuquay Varina. Rivera was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  May 1, 2018 -- Suspended chief charged with insurance fraud, embezzlement from Johnston County volunteer fire department

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of a suspended Johnston County volunteer fire chief on felony insurance fraud and embezzlement charges...

  April 24, 2018 -- Lenoir County woman charged with filing 287 fraudulent cancer insurance claims totaling more than $230,000

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Susan Leigh Huebotter, 60, of 912 Joshua Creek Road, Deep Run, N.C. She is charged with two felony counts of insurance fraud...

  April 9, 2018 -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey's statement on the arrest of a bail bond agent involved in Winston-Salem shopping mall parking lot shooting

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today issued a statement regarding the arrest of a bail bond agent involved in a shooting in the parking lot of Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem last month...

  March 22, 2018 -- Smithfield woman arrested on fraud charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Charlene Barnes, 60, of 20-A N. Sussex Drive, Smithfield. Barnes was charged with one felony count of insurance fraud and one felony count of attempting to obtain property by a false pretense...

  March 16, 2018 -- Insurance Commissioner Causey welcomes 15 agents to fight fraud

RALEIGH -- N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is expanding the department’s criminal investigations division as part of his vision to eliminate insurance fraud in North Carolina...

  March 7, 2018 -- Trenton woman charged with embezzling insurance premiums

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Billie Jo Kennedy, 47, of 1800 Chinquapin Chapel Road, Trenton. Kennedy was charged with one felony count of embezzlement by an insurance agent...

  March 1, 2018 -- Albemarle woman charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Malaysia Harris, 25, of 433 Graham St., Albemarle. Harris was charged with one felony count of insurance fraud...

  February 28, 2018 -- Charlotte woman charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Lakeisha Tramonda Hoskins, 36, of 2422 Meaderoft Road, Charlotte. Hoskins was charged with insurance fraud...

  February 28, 2018 -- Caswell County man charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jeremiah Randall Whitt, 37, of 1316 N.C. Highway 57 North, Milton. Whitt was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

  February 15, 2018 -- Harnett county man arrested on fraud charge

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the arrest of 55-year-old Hamilton Mutriss Brown of 7201 Winter Pond Way, Fuquay Varina...

  January 26, 2018 -- Ahoskie woman charged in insurance fraud case

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that a charge of solicitation to obtain property by false pretenses was filed against an Ahoskie woman...

  January 19, 2018 -- Scotland County man arrested for Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- N.C. Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the arrest of Wayne Edward Butler Jr., 44, of 16840 Douglas Ave, Laurinburg, N.C. He is charged with one count of Insurance Fraud...