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October 23, 2014 -- Two Arrested after Motorcycle Found in Martin County Pond
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of David Brent Long, 33, of 102 David Drive, Greenville, and Timothy Jay Styons, 35, of 1515 Seymour Price Road, Jamesville...

October 21, 2014 -- Learn about Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, will host a series of town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries about opportunities to lower the cost of their prescription drugs...

October 21, 2014 -- Compare Health Insurance Plans During the Open Enrollment Period
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin wants to remind North Carolinians who purchase individual health insurance coverage to take advantage of the open enrollment period to compare plans and choose coverage...

October 13, 2014 -- Reminder: Homeowners Insurance Rate Hearing to begin Oct. 20
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin wants to remind North Carolinians that a rate hearing for homeowners insurance is to begin Oct. 20, 2014, at 9 a.m. in the Jim Long Hearing Room on the third floor of the Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh...

October 7, 2014 -- Pair Charged with Insurance Fraud After Witnessing Wilmington Accident
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Eric Apollo Best, 45, of 3403 Princess Place Drive, Wilmington, and Nicole Sharmell Johnson, 27, of 406 Henry Street, Wilmington...

October 6, 2014 -- Shallotte Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Christopher Eric Grissett, 41, of 4160 Ruby Way N.W., Shallotte; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

October 3, 2014 -- Insurance Commissioner Reminds Families that Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin launched 2014 Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, by declaring Oct. 8 Family Fire Drill Day and urging everyone to uphold this year's campaign theme, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month."...

October 2, 2014 -- Sampson County Residents to Receive Free Smoke Alarms During Canvassing Event
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced today that the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal is partnering with several local, state and national organizations to provide working smoke alarms and fire safety education to residents of Sampson County...

October 1, 2014 -- Operation Medicine Drop a Success in North Carolina
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin asked North Carolina residents to clean out their medicine cabinets, and people answered the call! On Sept. 27, more than 100 Operation Medicine Drop events held in 48 counties across North Carolina safely collected and destroyed nearly 8 million expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications...

September 25, 2014 -- Got Drugs? Take Them to an Operation Medicine Drop Event Near You!
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin encourages the public to protect families and the environment by safely disposing unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at Operation Medicine Drop events around the state on Sept. 27...

September 24, 2014 -- Car Theft Report to Leads to Arrest for Alleged Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Taji Quasetta Simmons, 40, of 4371 Gum Branch Road, Lot #5, Jacksonville; she was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

September 19, 2014 -- NCDOI Criminal Investigators Share Notes on Detecting Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is proud to announce the participation of the North Carolina Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at the recent International Association of Special Investigation Units' 29th Annual Seminar and Expo on Insurance Fraud...

September 17, 2014 -- North Carolina Captive Insurance Program Finishing Out Strong First Year
RALEIGH -- In less than a year since its captive-enabling legislation went into effect, North Carolina is making significant progress towards its goal of becoming a leading captive domicile...

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 15, 2014 -- Buckle Up For Life, Observe Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is encouraging parents and caregivers across North Carolina to observe Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 14-20) by learning how to install their children's car seats at a local safety event or by finding a permanent seat checking station near their homes...

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 13, 2014 -- Cumberland County Residents Recognized for Saving Child in Car
RALEIGH -- Five Cumberland County residents have been awarded the Badge of Courage Award by the N.C. Department of Insurance and Safe Kids North Carolina for their actions to save a child left unattended in a vehicle from potential heatstroke...

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 21, 2014 -- Craven County Man Recognized for Saving a Child Alone in Car
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, today awarded Mike Sawyer with a Badge of Courage Award for saving a child who was left unattended in a hot vehicle last week in Craven County...

July 18, 2014 -- SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners
RALEIGH -- SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, congratulates the winners of four statewide awards for their outstanding work in providing free, unbiased counseling about Medicare and other health insurance issues to seniors in North Carolina...

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 15, 2014 -- Homeowners Insurance Rate Hearing Rescheduled
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the homeowners insurance rate hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 6, 2014, has been rescheduled...

July 14, 2014 -- Free Medicare Counseling Available in Davidson County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is pleased to announce that people in Davidson County can now receive free, unbiased counseling about Medicare at the Cooperative Extension at 310 East Center St. in Lexington...

July 8, 2014 -- Improved Captive Insurance Law to Benefit North Carolina
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced efforts that will make North Carolina an even more attractive home for captive insurance companies...

July 3, 2014 -- Prescription Procedures Modified in State of Emergency
RALEIGH -- Due to the state of North Carolina's declaration of a state of emergency for 26 counties because of the approach of Hurricane Arthur, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has issued a bulletin to insurance companies regarding prescription medicines...

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...

July 1, 2014 -- Want Fireworks? State Fire Marshal Urges Residents to Attend Community Shows
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin warns North Carolinians about the dangers of fireworks as they celebrate the upcoming July 4th weekend...

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...

June 5, 2014 -- Proposed Auto Insurance Legislation Hurts North Carolina Drivers
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin wants drivers to know the truth about a legislative proposal being falsely touted as the Good Driver Discount Bill...

June 3, 2014 -- NCDOI Offers New Life Insurance Policy Locator Service
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced today that the N.C. Department of Insurance is now offering a lost life insurance and annuity inquiry service to help consumers locate benefits from life insurance policies or annuity contracts purchased in North Carolina....

May 30, 2014 -- Goodwin Encourages North Carolinians to Prepare for Hurricane Season
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin wants to remind all North Carolinians to be prepared for the 2014 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30...

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 -- Water, Water Everywhere So Put Safety First!
RALEIGH -- Safe Kids North Carolina, a statewide program housed within the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal, is reminding parents and caregivers about important safety tips in an effort to reduce child drownings, near-drownings and entrapments in swimming pools, spas and other bodies of water...

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 22, 2014 -- Safe Kids North Carolina Celebrates 20 Years of Child Safety Initiatives
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin joined Safe Kids North Carolina volunteers, coordinators and staff members today in Concord, N.C., to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Safe Kids North Carolina and its mission to prevent accidental childhood injury...

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 19, 2014 -- Mediation Helps Resolve Disputes Over Storm Damage Insurance Claims
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that homeowners whose insurance claims have been denied for damage caused by the April 25, 2014, tornadoes, high winds and severe storms may be eligible for the Disaster Mediation Program...

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 -- Prescription Procedures Modified in State of Emergency
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin reminds North Carolinians that the Department of Insurance is here to assist people as they deal with insurance-related concerns after last week's storms and tornadoes...

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 28, 2014 -- What do I do after the storm?
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin reminds North Carolinians that the Department of Insurance is here to assist people as they deal with insurance-related concerns after last week's storms and tornadoes...

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...