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  August 09 2017 -- Halifax County Man Accused of Acting without Agent License

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kenneth Earl Craft, Jr., 47, of 1089 Edwards Fork Road, Scotland Neck; he is charged with two counts each of fraud and obtaining property by false pretense and an agent acting without a license.

  August 01 2017 -- Pitt County Agent Accused of Embezzlement and Exploitation

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of David Maylon Pickett, 59, of 205 Queen St., Grifton; he is charged with eleven counts of obtaining property by false pretense and nine counts each of embezzlement and exploitation of an elder.

  July 10 2017 -- Wilson County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Eric Deandre Hall, 32, of 7011 Page St., Saratoga; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

  July 5 2017 -- Hertford County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Brenda Spruill Rascoe, 44, of 202 West Saluda Hall Road, Ahoskie; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

  June 23 2017 -- Johnston County Pair Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Archie Holmes, 72, and Laura Holmes 37, of 8220 Buffalo Road, Smithfield; each is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  June 7, 2017 -- Pitt County Man Accused of Embezzlement

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of David Maylon Pickett, 59, of 705 Queen St., Grifton; he is charged with one count each of embezzlement and exploitation of an elder. ...

  June 6, 2017 -- Franklin County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of John Nicholas Kostandin, 50, of 5083 NC 56 Hwy, Franklinton; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  June 2, 2017 -- Warren County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Sharon Antwawn Bullock, 34, of 121 Enchanted Forest Drive, Warrenton; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

  May 25, 2017 -- Nash County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Harold David Parker, 70, of 406 North Tillery St., Rocky Mount; he is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  May 11, 2017 -- Four NC Men Accused of Deliberately Damaging Roofs during Inspections

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Phillip Brandon Edwards, Mark William Madison, Joel Jayson Smith and Brandon Richard Turner for charges including insurance fraud, felony conspiracy, injury to real property...

  May 2, 2017 -- Robeson County Woman Accused of Identity Theft

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Laura Alford, 33, of 407 Straightway Drive, Fairmont; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  April 28, 2017 -- Two Sanford Women Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Carla McIntyre, 46, and Latisha McIntyre, 28, of 611 Sunflower Circle, Sanford; both are charged with one count of insurance fraud and Latisha McIntyre is charged with...

  April 25, 2017 -- Two Wake County Men Accused of Conspiracy and Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Cinseason McNeil, 34, of 108 Deepwood Circle, Garner, and Johnathan William Yates, 30, of 1220 Clear Water Springs Drive, Lot 154, Raleigh; both are charged with...

  April 24, 2017 -- Durham County Woman Accused of Identity Theft

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Monica Celeste Jubert, 45, of 3 White Dove Road, Durham; she is charged with 16 counts each of financial identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense in Wake County...

  April 20, 2017 -- Edgecombe County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Robert Anthony Davis, 53, of 916 Bradley Ave., Tarboro; he is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  April 17, 2017 -- Franklin County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Rachael Yvette Hicks, 27, of 95 North Ridge Drive, Louisburg; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  April 13, 2017 -- Gates County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Stephanie Candelaria, 32, of 16 Parker Fork Road, Corapeake; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  April 7, 2017 -- Wake Forest Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Stephanie Nathalene Carter, 35, of 321 East Perry Ave, Wake Forest; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  April 6, 2017 -- Hertford County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Evon Melissa Mabine, 39, of 506 Ahoskie Cofield Road, Ahoskie; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

  March 29, 2017 -- NCDOI Criminal Investigators Recover $11 Million for NC Citizens

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the conviction of two retired insurance agents, Milton Hooks, 72, of Rocky Mount and James Mangum, 69, of Tarboro on six counts each of obtaining property by false pretense...

  March 17, 2017 -- 70 Charged in Charlotte Rate Evasion Operation

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of 70 individuals charged with rate evasion in Mecklenburg County...

  March 15, 2017 -- Wake County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jeffrey Mitchell Bland, 50, of 11121 Old Stage Road, Willow Spring; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  March 13, 2017 -- NC Couple Accused of Staging Stolen Vehicle

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Cathy Parris Wooten, 35, of 4518 Langwood Way, Rocky Mount; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  March 8, 2017 -- Pinehurst Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jennifer Gosseck Arriola, 35, of 2610 Longleaf Drive, Pinehurst; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  March 3, 2017 -- Raleigh Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Stacy Dewhite Brown, 50, of 8716 Neuse Village Court, Raleigh; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  March 2, 2017 -- Warren County Man Accused of Attempting to Defraud an Insurance Company

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Devin Jerome Perry, 34, of 110 Daniels Lane, Warrenton; he is charged with one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  March 2, 2017 -- Wilson Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Antonio Dequank Applewhite, 39, of 1710 Dartmore Drive, Wilson; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and...

  February 28, 2017 -- Greensboro Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Keith Darrell Robinson, 30, of 4530 Mica Court, Greensboro; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

  February 28, 2017 -- Rocky Mount Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Rickie Nelson Brinkley, 27, of 825 Tobacco Road, Rocky Mount; he is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  February 27, 2017 -- Bertie County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shemeka Erika Joyner, 34, of 117 Jerry Lane, Windsor; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  February 23, 2017 -- Winston-Salem Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Ebony Phillips, 35, of 2612 North Claremont Ave., Winston-Salem; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense in Guilford County...

  February 23, 2017 -- Orange County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Tammi Nichole Chabot, 35, of 5001 Nicks Road, Mebane; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  February 17, 2017 -- Three Accused of Setting Intentional Fire to Claim Insurance Payment in Davidson County

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrests of Timothy Wayne Johnson, 55, and Sherry Saunders Johnson, 53, of 1410 Holly Grove Road, Lexington and Don Seamon, 60, of 270 Edgewood Drive, Lexington; each has been charged for crimes and arrested in Davidson County...

  February 15, 2017 -- Person County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Simone Ashley Jones, 27, of 711 Leasburg Road, Lot 30, Roxboro; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  February 13, 2017 -- Raleigh Man Accused of Felonious Restraint

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Renaldo Andrado Langley, 41, of 1313 Glencastle Way, Raleigh; he is charged with one count of felonious restraint...

  February 9, 2017 -- Wilkes County Man Accused of Burning Personal Property

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Dewey Ray Norman, 41, of 170 Mitchell Court, North Wilkesboro; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and burning personal property...

  February 9, 2017 -- Winston-Salem Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Ericka Nicole Wright, 23, of 2640 Toddler Place, Winston-Salem; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  February 8, 2017 -- Anson County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Amy Jo Blackmon, 51, of 104 Springer Road, Wadesboro; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  February 6, 2017 -- Durham Couple Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrests of Shakeema Kiera Priester, 27, and Terence Craig Priester, 29, of 3118 Forrestal Drive, Durham; both are charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  February 1, 2017 -- Wake County Bail Bondsman Accused of Soliciting Business Inside a Confinement Facility

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jonette Michelle Caldwell, 31, of 3413 Asgar Court, Raleigh; she is charged with three counts of soliciting bail bond business inside a confinement facility...

  January 25, 2017 -- Beaufort County Woman Accused of Submitting Fraudulent Documents

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jacqueline V. Hughley, 37, of 312 West 9th St., Washington; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  January 20, 2017 -- Two Accused of Insurance Fraud in Franklin County

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Christopher Lamont Mitchell, 29, and Daniela Alysia Coley, 28, of 157 Johns Lane, Bunn; each is charged with one count each of insurance fraud...

  January 20, 2017 -- Durham Couple Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Marcus Leon Clay, 28, of 426 Lakeland St., Durham and Tenika V. Clay, 34, of 1446 New Castle Road, Durham; each is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

  January 10, 2017 -- Franklin County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jermaine Walthour, 33, of 905 West Main St., Louisburg; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...