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  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...