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July 24, 2015 -- Columbus County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Shaquella Geathers, 28, of 35 Walters Trail, Whiteville; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

July 20, 2015 -- Pender County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Jeffrey Wayne Brinkley, 45, of 3576 Watha Road, Willard...

July 7, 2015 -- Columbus County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Tyisha Michelle Hemingway, 30, of 101 Brookberry Lane, Whiteville; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretenses...

July 1, 2015 -- Wake County Man Accused in String of Alleged Insurance Crimes
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Howard Barrett Marshall, Jr., 48, of 6301 Chadford Drive, Raleigh; he is charged with eight counts of insurance fraud...

June 26, 2015 -- Wake County Woman Accused of Making Fraudulent Insurance Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Joy Marie Trejo, 46, of 651 Rice Road, Zebulon; she is charged with one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

June 26, 2015 -- Agent Accused of Forging Insurance Applications in Wake County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Ronald Pierre Whitaker, 48, of 1072 Tarboro Road, Youngsville; he is charged with one count each of obtaining property by false pretense and common law forgery...

June 16, 2015 -- Brunswick County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Meleny Tate, 55, of 3343 Southport Supply Road, Bolivia; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and accessing a computer to defraud or obtain property...

June 15, 2015 -- Robeson County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Earline Francine Johnson, 38, of 215 N. College St., Red Springs; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

June 12, 2015 -- Durham County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Calvin Fennaye Norman, 55, of 1000 Sedgefield Street, Durham; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

June 12, 2015 -- Wake County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Sonia Renee Baker, 39, of 1108 Beverly Drive, Raleigh; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

June 8, 2015 -- Insurance Agent Accused of Embezzlement in Richmond County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Mack McKinley Daniels, Jr., 46, of 1110 Camden Road, Wadesboro; he is charged with one count of embezzlement by an insurance agent...

June 3, 2015 -- New Hanover County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Rebecca McKinney Spencer, 28, of 2364 Thompkins Branch Road, Leland; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

May 7, 2015 -- Person County Woman Accused of Filing Fraudulent Insurance Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Lauren W. McDuffie, 48, of 32 L and J Wrenn Road, Roxboro; she is charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense...

May 6, 2015 -- Richmond County Woman Accused of Fraudulently Burning Buildings
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Kalavatibahen Subhashchandra Patel, 49, of 429 Lumyer Road, Rockingham; she is charged with one count of fraudulently burning a dwelling, one count of burning certain buildings, two counts of insurance fraud...

April 28, 2015 -- Person County Woman Accused of Presenting False Medical Documents
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Lauren W. McDuffie, 48, of 32 L and J Wrenn Road, Roxboro; she is charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense...

April 24, 2015 -- Guilford County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Lauran Hopper Douglas, 35, of 203 Wind Road, Apt C, Greensboro; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud...

April 20, 2015 -- Onslow County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud for Alleged False Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Christian Boyer, 23, of 118 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville; he is charged with three counts of insurance fraud and one count of obtaining property by false pretense. ...

April 9, 2015 -- Columbus County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud, Staging Car Accident
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Termika Lashe Williams, 31, of 92 Mill Stream Drive, Whiteville; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

April 9, 2015 -- Moore County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud and Attempting to Obtain Property by False Pretense
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Brian James Cole, 27, of 1930 Wadsworth Road, Carthage; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

April 9, 2015 -- Rockingham County Man Accused of Making Fraudulent Insurance Claim
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Tony Dow Doyle, 51, of 751 Spring St., Eden; he is charged with one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

April 1, 2015 -- Davidson County Woman Accused of Causing Termination of Employees' Health Insurance
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Sheila Lynn Warner, 56, of 804 Valley Rd, Thomasville; she is charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense...

March 25, 2015 -- Surry County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Amanda Nicole Anderson, 39, of 720 Shoals Road, Pinnacle; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

March 25, 2015 -- Granville County Man Accused of Presenting Fraudulent Liability Insurance
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Ronnie Chris Carpenter, 40, of 2054-C Highway 96, Franklinton; he is charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense...

March 20, 2015 -- Man Accused of Fraudulently Obtaining Fire Department Funds
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Charles Louis Timberlake, 48, of 235 Dick Holeman Road, Timberlake, Person County...

March 17, 2015 -- Bladen County Couple Accused of Insurance Fraud after House Fire
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Bradley Jerome Townsend, 39, and Moneat Carr Townsend, 37, both of 7614 Hwy 41 East, Elizabethtown...

March 6, 2015 -- Anson County Woman Accused of Making False Car Insurance Claim
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Brittany Lemay Clark, 34, of 1724 NC 742 South, Wadesboro; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

March 6, 2015 -- Former Firefighter Accused of Embezzling Department Funds
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Jonathan Shane Cassell, 26, of 111 N. Teachey Road, Wallace; he is charged with 30 counts each of embezzlement and...

March 5, 2015 -- Former Chief Accused of Embezzling Fire Department Funds in Onslow County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Matthew Tiernan Champney, 38, of 445 Patriots Point Lane, Swansboro; he has been charged with one count of embezzlement...

March 5, 2015 -- Pender County Business Owner Accused of Faking Insurance Certificates
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of James Quinn, 52, of 85 Golfers Drive, Hampstead; he is charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense...

March 4, 2015 -- Columbus County Woman Arrested for Car Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Stephanie Davis, 40, of 5410 General Howe Highway, Riegelwood , Columbus County; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

February 13, 2015 -- Wake County Man Accused of Making Fraudulent Car Insurance Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Henry Rodriguez Watson, 44, of 6409 Hazelfield Court, Wendell; he is charged with four counts each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

February 13, 2015 -- Halifax County Man Arrested for Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Robert Earl Bland, 33, of 780 William St., Roanoke Rapids; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

February 10, 2015 -- Couple Accused of Burning Wallace Home for Insurance Money
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Darnell Rivers, 51, and Shaunetta Fairley, 31, both formerly of 155-E Carol C MHP, Lot 27, Wallace...

February 10, 2015 -- Man Accused of Making False Burglary Claim in Thomasville
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Robert Shawn Reedy, 37, of 3583 Cedar Lane, Roanoke, Va.; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and filing a false police report...

February 6, 2015 -- Tabor City Man Arrested for Alleged Car Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Norrel Miller, 25, of 67 Vinegar Hill Road, Tabor City; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

February 2, 2015 -- Insurance Agent Arrested for Alleged Embezzlement in Wilmington
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Amneris Deleon, 34, of 2117 Princess Place Drive, Wilmington; she is charged with one count each of embezzlement by an insurance agent and accessing a computer to defraud or obtain property...

January 16, 2015 -- NCDOI Arrests High Point Woman for Alleged Forgery
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Deaven Lea Brooks, 36, of 112 Price St., Apartment C, High Point; she has been charged with one count each of insurance fraud and forgery...

January 16, 2015 -- Durham Man Accused of Insurance Fraud After Car Accident
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of David Edward Goodman, 50, of 3203 Hursey St., Durham; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...