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  August 2, 2019 -- Special Agents file false pretense charge against Hillsborough woman

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Dominique Denice Johnson, 34, of 6728 Rocky Ridge Road, Hillsborough, was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  August 2, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Fayetteville man of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Frederick Fripp, 65, of 3513 Kennicot Court, Fayetteville. Fripp was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  August 2, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Thomasville man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Philip Scott Miller, 54, of 1401 Sumner Road, Thomasville, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  July 31, 2019 -- Roanoke Rapids woman faces embezzlement, other charges involving workers' compensation policies

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Sally E. McClintock, 40, of 663 Williams St., Roanoke Rapids...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Dunn woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Noelia Castillo, 43, of 644 Tart Town Road, Dunn. Castillo was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Fayetteville man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Ramone Orlando Chin, 34, of 1464 Aultroy Drive, Fayetteville. Chin was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Greensboro woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Shayna Renee Hall, 25, of 2915 W. Florida St., Greensboro, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Person County man of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Matthew David Lay, 24, of 681 Julian Oakley Road, Rougement, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Apex woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Dominique Nicole Smith, 24, of 2916 Ten Ten Road, Apex. Smith was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 26, 2019 -- Dare County woman accused of fabricating wellness benefit claims

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Wendi Barton Willoughby, 58, of 1617 Village Lane, Kill Devil Hills. Willoughby was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  July 26, 2019 -- Holly Springs insurance agent charged with embezzlement

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Johnathan Randolph Holland, 52, of 5801 Adcock Road, Holly Springs. Holland was charged with embezzlement by an insurance agent, a felony...

  July 19, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Havelock man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Alexander Harrold, 21, of 650 Canna Lane, Havelock. Harrold was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 19, 2019 -- Martin County woman accused of filing false stolen vehicle report

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shalonda Louise Bennett, 43, of 303 Front St., Hamilton. Bennett was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 19, 2019 -- Two Charlotte residents charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Eric T. Marshall, 26, and Michelle Jeanette Peppers, 27, both of 6214 Patric Alan Court, Charlotte, were charged with felony insurance fraud...

  June 27, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Fayetteville woman of false pretense

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Wendolyn Diane Yarborough, 56, of 914 Spellman Drive, Fayetteville. Yarborough faces a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretense...

  June 12, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Charlotte woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Deatra Yolanda Wallace, 47, of 3314 Erskine Drive, Charlotte, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  June 12, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Bladen County man of forging $33,000 check

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of William Lewis Carter III, 40, of 4419 U.S. 701 South, Clarkton. Carter was charged with forgery and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  June 12, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Summerfield man of filing false unemployment insurance claim

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Alman Michael Coleman, 42, of 4710 Crestfield Road, Summerfield, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  May 22, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Goldsboro woman of filing false damage claims

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Tina L. Whitley, 53, of 821 N.C. 581 South, Goldsboro, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony...

  May 22, 2019 -- Raleigh man accused of filing false car-theft report

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Anthony M. Watson, 45, of 5606 Bringle Court, Raleigh. Watson was charged with insurance fraud, a felony...

  May 16, 2019 -- Reidsville woman accused of reporting repossessed car as stolen

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Saphonia Denise Sellars, 26, of 528 N. Scales St., Reidsville. Sellars was charged with felony insurance fraud....

  May 15, 2019 -- Burlington man accused of submitting altered medical bills to insurance company

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Chad Steven Neiswonger, 42, of 621 Cameron St., Burlington. Neiswonger was charged with three counts of insurance fraud and three counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies...

  May 15, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Kernersville man of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Alexander Mitchell Harris, 20, of 5086 Ches Lane, Kernersville. Harris was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  May 10, 2019 -- Special agents charge Goldsboro man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Michael Deshawn Sawyer, 27, of 1201 Crisp St., Goldsboro. Sawyer was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  May 9, 2019 -- Greensboro, Burlington men arrested for acting as false bail agents among other charges

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Anthony Rayshawn Simpson, 28, of 907 Logan St., Greensboro, and Daryl Andrea Beasley, 31, of 508 Storey St., Burlington...

  April 30, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Brunswick County woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Lashandra Jean Humphrey, 34, of 665 Smith Road, Supply...

  April 30, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Hubert woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kasia Alicia Taylor, 34, of 215 Zachary Lane, Hubert...

  April 22, 2019 -- Georgia man accused of insurance fraud by faking fall at a Cherokee County restaurant

RALEIGH -- — A Georgia man faces felony charges after being accused of intentionally falling at the Wendy's fast food restaurant in Murphy last summer...

  April 22, 2019 -- Norwood woman charged with insurance fraud: accused of falsely reporting lost jewelry

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Jennifer Dawn Burris, 38, of 4098 Old Davis Road, Norwood, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  April 18, 2019 -- Apex man charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Brendal Scott Epling, 30, of 220 Newbury Park Way, Apex. Epling was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  April 17, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Smithfield woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Calleigh Marie Grennier, 29, of 110 S. Lakeside Drive, Smithfield. Grennier was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  April 16, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Randleman woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Lizbeth Cabrera Appleget, 30, of 109 Weaver St., Randleman. Appleget was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 28, 2019 -- Greensboro woman charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Roberta M. Porter, 48, of 3508 River Springs Court, Greensboro, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 28, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Castle Hayne woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jeneva Powell, 25, of 578 Island Creek Road, Castle Hayne. Powell was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 20, 2019 -- Denver woman accused of insurance fraud involving lapsed policy

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Madalena Carroll Nisi, 52, of 1443 Overbrook Lane, Denver, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 20, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Charlotte man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Terrell Deon-Ellis Johnson, 41, of 4219 Waterford Valley Circle, Charlotte, was charged with felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  March 13, 2019 -- Former Johnston County volunteer fire chief given probation, ordered to make restitution after pleading guilty to insurance fraud, embezzlement, false pretense charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the conviction of a former Johnston County volunteer fire chief, who was given probation and ordered to repay more than $23,000 he took after filing fraudulent insurance claims for fire department equipment...

  March 12, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Yadkin County woman with insurance fraud on renters’ policy claim

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shawntel Gonzalez, 29, of 506 S. Mineral Springs Drive, Jonesville. Gonzalez was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 8, 2019 -- High Point man faces insurance fraud charge

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Jason Lee Hinson, 46, of 843 Gallimore Dairy Road, High Point, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents charge High Point man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jamarus Jaquis Hamilton, 25, pf 404 Vine St., High Point. Hamilton was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents file insurance fraud charge against Waxhaw woman

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Tianda Patrice Tuft, 37, of 307 Ranelagh Drive, Waxhaw, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Greensboro man with insurance fraud, false pretense

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Taekwon Connor, 42, of 2612 New Garden Road, Greensboro. Connor was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Fletcher man with insurance fraud, false pretense

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of James Anthony Bowman, 36, of 98 Vaughn Circle, Fletcher. Bowman was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Mooresville man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Darren Jacob Surratt, 35, of 160 Flowering Grove Lane, Mooresville...

  March 8, 2019 -- Raleigh woman accused of filing false unemployment claims

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of a Raleigh woman accused of filing false unemployment insurance claims while being employed full time...

  February 20, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Georgia man with conspiracy to embezzle

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Sheldon James May, 27, of Columbus, Ga. May is charged with felony conspiracy...

  February 20, 2019 -- Saint Pauls woman accused of falsely reporting electrical surge damage to TVs

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Melissa Anne Oldfield, 25, of 580 E. McRainey Road, Saint Pauls, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  February 20, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Kannapolis woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Stephanie Blackwood, 34, of 428 Settlers Ridge Drive, Kannapolis...

  February 19, 2019 -- Garner man faces numerous charges related to renters' insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Dwight Eugene Bell Jr., 30, of 920 Bryan Place, Garner, on multiple charges involving renters' insurance policies...

  February 14, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Georgia man with conspiracy to embezzle

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Christopher Shawn Brice, 27, of Marietta, Ga. Brice was charged with two counts of felony conspiracy...

  February 14, 2019 -- Special Agents charge father, daughter with insurance fraud, conspiracy

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Clifton Lewis Lemons, 65, of 105 Old Lexington Road, Thomasville, and his daughter, Brandena Leigh Lemons, 36, 302 Richardson Ave., High Point...

  February 14, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Timberlake man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jimmy Edward Brown, 36, of 811 Surl-Mount Tirzah Road, Timberlake. Brown was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  February 6, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Charlotte man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kahlisemon Da Aru Anwar Ortiz, 34, of 1917 Taylor Ave., Charlotte. Ortiz was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  February 5, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Laurinburg woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Amber Lashae Morrison, 31, of 12521 Rocky Ford Road, Laurinburg. Ford was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  January 30, 2019 -- Special Agents arrest Texas man on embezzlement, conspiracy charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Special Agents have arrested a Texas man on charges of embezzling $83,196.73 between December 2015 and March 2016...

  January 30, 2019 -- Goldsboro woman charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Annie Darlene Bell, 49, of 900 N. Virginia St., Goldsboro. Bell was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  January 30, 2019 -- Greensboro woman faces false pretense, bail bond charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kristie Baldwin Fuller, 49, of 230 Webster Road, Greensboro. Fuller was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and a misdemeanor charge of being a bail bondsman without a license...

  January 30, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Browns Summit man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Deshawn Alfonso Sellars, 32, of 7303 Friendship Church Road, Browns Summit. Sellars was charged with two felony counts of insurance fraud...

  January 9, 2019 -- Dental office employee charged with insurance fraud, embezzlement

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of William Robert Justice, 58, of 2204 Chestnut St. Extension, High Point. Justice was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  January 9, 2019 -- Special agents file arson, insurance fraud charges against Clay County man

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Brandon Goforth, 35, of 380 School Drive, Hayesville. Goforth was charged with felony second-degree arson, felony insurance fraud, and misdemeanor injury to real property...

  January 9, 2019 -- Special agents accuse Candler woman of false pretense, bail bond violations

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Estonia Lace Howerton, 34, of 19 Pathway Lane, Candler...

  January 3, 2019 -- Special agents accuse High Point man of issuing false driver's liability forms

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of William Robert Justice, 58, of 2204 Chestnut St. Extension, High Point. Justice was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  January 3, 2019 -- Durham man arrested on insurance fraud, false pretense charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Djuan Colby Mitchell, 29, of 200 Seven Oaks Road Apartment 19-C, Durham. Mitchell was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  January 3, 2019 -- Special agents accuse Winston-Salem man of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Rodney L. Wilhelm, 36, of 2171 Phibbs Road, Elon...