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April 27, 2016 -- McDowell County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Celia Jane Worley, 36, of 54 Dee Cable Drive, Marion; she is charged with four counts of obtaining property by false pretense and three counts of insurance fraud...

April 26, 2016 -- Rowan County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Stephen Thomas Davis, 37, of 785 Union Church Road, Salisbury; he is charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense in excess of $100,000...

April 18, 2016 -- Rockingham County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Jeffrey Michael McKinney, Sr., 61, of 896 Huffines Mill Road, Reidsville; he is charged with one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and insurance fraud...

April 15, 2016 -- Burlington Woman Accused of Car Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Kala Lavette Sellars, 45, of 1016 Chandler Court, Burlington; she is charged with one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, insurance fraud and felony conspiracy...

April 15, 2016 -- Greensboro Woman Accused of Filing False Insurance Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Kelly Silina Hatcher, also known as Kelly Hatcher Blackstock, 34, of 4528 Holland Drive, Greensboro; she is charged with...

April 5, 2016 -- Anson County Man Accused of Car Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Walter Vernel Lisenby, 50, of 501 White Store Road, Wadesboro; he is charged with one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and insurance fraud...

April 5, 2016 -- Captive Insurance Program Benefits North Carolina’s Economy
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the North Carolina captive insurance company program continues to have a positive economic impact on the state following its second full year of operation...

April 4, 2016 -- Harnett County Pair Accused of Conspiracy and Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests Montrey Devon Bivins, 23, of 3531 9th Infantry St., Fort Bragg, and Jaquana Hick, 21, of 646 Nutgrass Road, Bunnlevel...

April 1, 2016 -- Five Accused of Staging Car Accident in Durham County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of two individuals in connection with an alleged staged auto accident; investigators seek three other suspects in association with the case...

April 1, 2016 -- Public Invited to Free Medicare Event
RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, Cherokee County Senior Services and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program invite residents of western North Carolina to join them at...

March 31, 2016 -- Tabor City Residents Accused of Staging Car Accident
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of four individuals in connection with an alleged staged auto accident; investigators seek two other suspects in association with the case...

March 29, 2016 -- Randolph County Woman Accused of Obtaining Property by False Pretense
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Alison Keli Underwood, 24, of Asheboro; she is charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense...

March 29, 2016 -- Davidson County Woman Accused of Posing as Her Deceased Mother
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Turkessa R. Taylor, 38, of 391 White Oak Road, Thomasville; she is charged with one count each of obtaining property by false pretense and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

March 21, 2016 -- Robeson County Man Accused of Pawning Fire Department Property
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Eric Daniel Oxendine, 28, of 10921 Esther Drive, Wagram; he is charged with one count of felony larceny in Scotland County and one count of obtaining property by...

March 14, 2016 -- Jacksonville Man Charged with Insurance Fraud over Stolen Trailer Claim
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Dale McKinley Montford, 55, of 3002 Oakwood Drive, Jacksonville; he is charged with two counts of insurance fraud and...

March 14, 2016 -- Goodwin Announces $29.8 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 $29.8 million for North Carolinians in 2015...

February 23, 2016 -- Wilson County Insurance Agent Charged with Embezzlement
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Jacob Christopher Mullins, 28, of 6465 Frank Price Church Road, Fremont; he is charged with one count each of embezzlement by an insurance agent, financial card fraud and...

February 19, 2016 -- Free Medicare Counseling Available at New Site in Gates County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is pleased to announce that people in Gates County can now receive free, unbiased counseling about Medicare at the Gates County Community Center, 130 US Hwy 158 West, in Gatesville...

February 18, 2016 -- Wilson County Insurance Agent Charged with Embezzlement
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Jacob Christopher Mullins, 28, of 6465 Frank Price Church Road, Fremont; he is charged with one count each of embezzlement by an insurance agent, financial card fraud and...

February 11, 2016 -- NCDOI to Examine BCBSNC
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin met with top executives of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina this week to discuss the insurer's ongoing payment and enrollment problems...

February 4, 2016 -- NCDOI Assisting Hundreds with BCBSNC Complaints
RALEIGH -- — Heavy complaint volume related to payment and enrollment issues at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is putting a strain on consumer assistance resources at the N.C. Department of Insurance...

February 2, 2016 -- Insurance Commissioners Make Friendly Wager for Super Bowl 50
RALEIGH -- — Insurance Commissioners Wayne Goodwin of North Carolina and Marguerite Salazar of Colorado have placed a friendly wager as their teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, head into Super Bowl 50...

January 26, 2016 -- A Successful Second Year of Operation for North Carolina’s Captive Insurance Program
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is pleased to report that North Carolina's captive insurance program continues to exceed expectations as the program begins its third full year of operation...

January 25, 2016 -- Raleigh Man Charged with Insurance Fraud over Stolen Truck Claim
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Tony Leo Harris, 41, of 1312 Rocky Gap Circle, Raleigh; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense, title fraud and filing a false affidavit with the Department of Motor Vehicles...

January 6, 2016 -- Two Accused of Insurance Fraud in Lee County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Brian Thomas Bright, 39, and Althea M. Smith, 33, of 2459 Strickland Bridge Road, Fayetteville; each is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property...

January 5, 2016 -- Two Accused of Insurance Fraud in Wake County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Dewayne Dudley, 35, of 203 Lynches Beach Road, Bayboro, and Elegant Adele Jackson, 30, of 125 Great Oak Court, Havelock; each is charged with...