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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 11, 2014 -- Some North Carolinians Eligible for Collection Agency Refunds
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced today that North Carolina customers of the collection agency AllianceOne Receivables Management may be eligible for refunds if they paid processing fees to the company when making a payment...

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 21, 2014 -- Cary-Based Company Forms Captive Insurer in N.C.
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is proud to announce that one of the nation's largest convenience store chains has formed a captive insurance company in North Carolina...

March 13, 2014 -- Time to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced that during National Poison Prevention Week, March 16-22, 2014, Safe Kids North Carolina will once again spearhead Operation Medicine Drop, a state-wide blitz of events where the public can safely and conveniently dispose of...

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 19, 2014 -- Goodwin Calls for Hearing on Homeowners Insurance Rate Request
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered that a hearing be held in the matter of the insurance companies' request to raise homeowners insurance rates, stating that the proposed rates appear to the Department of Insurance to be excessive and unfairly discriminatory...

February 12, 2014 -- Some Prescription Procedures Modified by State of Emergency or Disaster
RALEIGH -- Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 58-3-228, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has advised insurance companies and other entities licensed under North Carolina insurance law that, during a declared state of emergency or disaster, they must have a procedure in place to waive time restrictions on filling or refilling prescriptions for medication if requested by the covered person or ...

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 5, 2014 -- N.C. Auto Insurance Companies Ask for No Rate Change
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the Department of Insurance has received the annual auto insurance rate filing from the North Carolina Rate Bureau...

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...

February 3, 2014 -- Commissioner Goodwin Announces $27.2 Million in Recoveries and Savings for North Carolinians
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the North Carolina Department of Insurance saved or recovered more than $27.2 million for North Carolinians in 2013...

January 31, 2014 -- NCDOI Office of State Fire Marshal and NC Baptist Aging Ministry Team Up to Help Seniors Stay Safe
RALEIGH -- — Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin today congratulates the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal and the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry on their successful partnership to help make seniors' homes safe from fire...

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 -- Deadline to Submit Public Comments on Insurance Companies' Request to Raise Homeowners Insurance Rates is Jan. 31
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin reminds North Carolinians that the deadline for the public to submit comments on the insurance companies' request to raise homeowners insurance rates is Jan. 31...

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 13, 2014 -- NCDOI Announces New Director of Captive Insurance
RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is pleased to announce that Debbie Walker has been named the Director of Captive Insurance for the N.C. Department of Insurance...

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...

January 3, 2014 -- Goodwin's Statement on Homeowners Insurance Rate Request
RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau in the late afternoon of Friday, Jan. 3...

January 3, 2014 -- Insurance Companies Request Rate Hike for Homeowners Policies
RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau in the late afternoon of Friday, Jan. 3. The N.C. Rate Bureau, which is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing homeowners insurance in the state...

January 2, 2014 -- North Carolina Issues First Captive Insurance Company Licenses
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced today that the North Carolina Department of Insurance has issued four captive insurance company licenses since the state's Captive Insurance Act went into effect in late October 2013...