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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...