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September 16, 2014 -- Craven County Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Gilberto Arguellez, Jr., 29, of 119 Kobe Drive, Havelock; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

September 15, 2014 -- Mecklenburg Couple Arrested for Alleged Insurance Scam
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Claymonte McNeill, 36, of 9005 Cameron Spring Road, Charlotte, and Michelle McLaughlin McNeill, 39, of the same address...

September 10, 2014 -- High Point Man Arrested on Alleged Insurance Fraud Charges
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Montres Lamont Turner, 24, of 541 E. Dayton Ave., High Point; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, burning of personal property and obtaining property by false pretense...

September 3, 2014 -- Franklinton Contractor Accused of Falsifying Liability Insurance Certificates
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Ronnie Chris Carpenter, 40, of 2054-C Highway 96, Franklinton; he was charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense...

August 26, 2014 -- Thomasville Man Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of William Michael Fournier, 25, of 113 Lindsay Court, Thomasville; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and filing a false police report...

August 26, 2014 -- Pair Suspected of Staging Accidents to Claim Insurance Funds
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of one person in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving a series of staged auto accidents in Mecklenburg County...

August 19, 2014 -- Mount Olive Insurance Agent Arrested for Alleged Malfeasance
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Manargo Victor Boykin, 52, of 604 N.C. Highway 55 West, Mount Olive; he was charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense and six counts each of corporate malfeasance...

August 14, 2014 -- Indian Trail Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud after Joint Investigation
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Jamarr Taj Mathews, 32, of 5600 Ginger Lane, Indian Trail; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

August 1, 2014 -- Martin County Man Accused of Arson and Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Johnny Lee Andrews, 50, of 307 Nelson St., Robersonville; he was charged with one count of felony burning of personal property and...

July 31, 2014 -- New Hanover County Couple Charged with Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Samuel James Spicer, 61, of 108 Apple Road, Castle Hayne, and Aletha Jinwright Spicer, 46, of the same address...

July 31, 2014 -- Camp Lejeune Man Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Dustin Allen Hollis, 21, of 130 Wallace Creek, Camp Lejeune; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and filing a false police report....

July 17, 2014 -- Wilmington Couple Arrested After Alleged Arson
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Mark Dwayne Geer, Jr., 23, of 622 Sharease Circle, Wilmington, and Michelle Alaina May, 21, of the same address...

July 16, 2014 -- Stolen Ring Claims Lead to Vance County Woman's Arrest
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Tashala Johnson, 28, of 150 Freedom Lane, Henderson; she was charged with two counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

July 1, 2014 -- Hertford County Man Charged with Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Denzel Jonta Ricks, 20, of 215 U.S. Highway 258, Como; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

July 1, 2014 --2013 Claim Leads to Arrest of Williamston Man for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Johnny Allen Bowen, 42, of 3820 Ed's Grocery Road, Williamston; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

July 1, 2014 -- Martin County Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Travis Wayne Roberson, 36, of 1571 Allen Williams Road, Williamston; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and filing a false police report...

June 25, 2014 -- Mecklenburg Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Robert Thomas White, 53, of 4808 Kipling Drive, Charlotte; he was charged with two counts of insurance fraud and one count each of obtaining property by false pretense and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

June 24, 2014 -- Duplin County Couple Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Cesar Rene Ocampo, 36, of 134 Pine St., Teachey, and Darlyn Zavala-Cruz Ocampo, 33, of the same address...

June 24, 2014 -- Charlotte Man Accused of Hail Damage Insurance Claim Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest Ronald Leonard Pierce, 56, of 4917 Cedar Forest Drive, Charlotte; he was charged with 108 charges of obtaining property by false pretense...

June 23, 2014 -- Former Raleigh Insurance Agent Arrested
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of James Howard Ellington, 74, of 2901 Market Bridge Lane, Raleigh; he was charged with 10 counts of obtaining property by false pretense...

June 19, 2014 -- Rocky Mount Woman Accused of Making False Vandalism Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Latoya Sweet Whitaker, 28, of 640 Jennifer Lane, Rocky Mount; she was charged with four counts of insurance fraud, four counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

June 16, 2014 -- Kenansville Man Arrested After Car Found Burned in Onslow County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Michael Anthony Rumfalo, 40, of 356 Dark Branch Road, Kenansville; he was charged with one count each of burning personal property, insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and filing a false police report...

June 6, 2014 -- Rocky Mount Man Charged with Auto Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Antonio Lennard Lawrence, 42, of 7180 Silverleaf Road, Rocky Mount; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

May 29, 2014 -- Department of Insurance Charges Man with Insurance Fraud in Wilson
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Clay Pettway, 48, no known address; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

May 23, 2014 -- Jacksonville Man Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Pete Monroe Johnson, 35, of 96 Eastgate Drive, Jacksonville; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and filing a false police report...

May 23, 2014 -- Lost Jewelry Claims Lead to Onslow County Arrest
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Theresa Lynn Foster, 48, of 104 E. Carrington Way, Jacksonville; she was charged with two counts of insurance fraud, and one count each of obtaining property by false pretense and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

May 23, 2014 -- Duplin County Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Reginal Crews, 54, of 213 N. College St., Wallace; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and filing a false police report...

May 21, 2014 -- Greenville Woman Accused of Forgery
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Amy Eakes, 47, of 1961 NC Highway 33, Greenville; she was charged with one felony count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering of a forged endorsement...

May 2, 2014 -- Bladen County Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Samuel Nathaniel Sartor, 32, of 600 Mercer Road, Apt. 10A, Elizabethtown; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

April 30, 2014 -- Greensboro Woman Accused of Filing False Insurance Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Cyncirae Kioni Atkins, 35, of 1 Summit View Court, Greensboro; she was charged with one count of insurance fraud...

April 29, 2014 -- Man Accused of Faking Water Damage for Insurance Money
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is asking for the public's help in identifying potential victims of an alleged insurance fraud scheme...

April 14, 2014 -- Three Arrested in Cabarrus County for Alleged Unlicensed Insurance Sales
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of three people in Cabarrus County for allegedly selling auto insurance without being licensed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance...

April 4, 2014 -- Robeson County Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Tracy Franklin Lowery, Jr., 38, of 1652 U.S. Highway 501, Maxton; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

April 4, 2014 -- Fayetteville Women Accused of Insurance Fraud, Filing False Police Reports
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Tonya Gorham, 36, of 520 Anona Drive, Fayetteville, and Martha Cole, 30, of 433 St. George Drive, Fayetteville...

March 25, 2014 -- Cabarrus County Arrest for Alleged Disability Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Timothy L. Crumitie, 48, of 509 Goldmoor Drive N.E., Concord; he was charged with two counts of insurance fraud...

March 12, 2014 -- Gaston County Woman Arrested for Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Tenquisha Shancaza Durham, 23, of 525 Henderson St., Gastonia; she was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

February 26, 2014 -- Former Fayetteville Resident Extradited from Florida on Insurance Fraud Charges
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Stacy Lasondo Jackson, 39, of 6917 Nichols Creek Drive, Jacksonville, Fla.; she was charged with ten counts each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

February 24, 2014 -- Gaston County Woman Accused of Keeping Insurance Money Meant for Vehicle Repair
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Victoria White, 28, of 526 Katherine Ave., Kings Mountain; she was charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense...

February 20, 2014 -- Virginia Woman Accused of Keeping Insurance Funds from NC Rental Policies
RALEIGH -- — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Robin Michelle Crabel, 46, of 28 Walnut Hill Drive, Ebony, Va.; she was charged with one felony count each of...

February 11, 2014 -- Four Arrested in Alleged Staged Accident Scam in Orange County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of four people in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving a staged auto accident in Orange County...

February 10, 2014 -- Additional Arrests in Alleged Staged Accident Ring in Bertie and Hertford Countie
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of six suspects in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving a series of staged auto accidents in Bertie and Hertford Counties...

February 3, 2014 -- Tryon Woman Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Shawnda Janae Pack, 20, of 601 East Howard St., Tryon; she was charged with one count each of felony insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

January 30, 2014 -- Three Arrested in Alleged Staged Accident Ring in Bertie and Hertford Counties
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of three people in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving a series of staged auto accidents in Bertie and Hertford Counties...

January 30, 2014 -- Cumberland County Residents Accused of Unlicensed Bail Bonds Activity
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Brunhilde B. Ross, 55, of 195 North Riley Road, Fayetteville, and Michael Worriax, 39, of 514 Town St., Hope Mills...

January 27, 2014 -- Reidsville Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Paisley Andrew Harvell, Jr., 36, of 802 Walters St., Reidsville; he was charged with two counts of insurance fraud...

January 24, 2014 -- Charlotte Collection Agency Accused of Operating Without a Permit
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Jacqueline Dianne Okomba, 45, of 3406 Anastasia Court, Charlotte, and Laurence Sessum, 41, of 19 Decker St., Buffalo, N.Y. Both were charged with one count of operating a collection agency without a permit...

January 24, 2014 -- Five Arrested in Alleged Staged Accident Scam in Buncombe County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of five people in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving several staged auto accidents in Buncombe County. The Department of Insurance requests assistance...

January 22, 2014 -- Lillington Man Accused of Filing a False Insurance Claim
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Joel Lane Elliott, 49, of 865 Lincoln McKay St., Lillington; he was charged with one count each of obtaining property by false pretense and insurance fraud...

January 17, 2014 -- Raleigh Woman Accused of Filing False Insurance Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Keeshiona Rena King, 42, of 841 Dalewood Drive, Raleigh; she was charged with six counts each of obtaining property by false pretense and insurance fraud...

January 17, 2014 -- NCDOI Arrests Raleigh Woman for Alleged Health Insurance Scheme
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Sunia Wilson-Smith, 35, of 509 Dacian Road, Raleigh; she was charged with 12 counts each of obtaining property by false pretense and insurance fraud...

January 16, 2014 -- Three Arrested in Alleged Staged Accident Scam in Mecklenburg County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of three people in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving a staged auto accident in Mecklenburg County...

January 14, 2014 -- Georgia Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud in Granville County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Chandler Layuarus Moore, 26, of 726 Spring St., Villa Rica, Ga.; he was charged with one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

January 6, 2014 -- Recovered Motorcycle Leads to Arrest of Sampson County Man
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Scottie Lee Barnes, 39, of 13693 Garland Highway, Garland; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense...