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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 24, 2015 -- Goodwin Reminds North Carolinians of Anthem Breach Identity Protection
RALEIGH -- Anthem has reported that as of Feb. 23, 2015, there are more than 775,000 members of health plans in North Carolina known to be affected by a massive data breach discovered in late January. Those affected include 601,347 members of Anthem plans, 110,434 members of non-Anthem plans (including...

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 11, 2015 -- Goodwin Announces $26 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 $26.6 million for North Carolinians in 2014...

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 -- First Full Year a Success for North Carolina's Captive Insurance Program
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is pleased to report that North Carolina's captive insurance program exceeded expectations in its first full year in operation...

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...

January 9, 2015 -- Insurance Companies Request Rate Change for Mobile Home Policies
RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a mobile homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The N.C. Rate Bureau is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing mobile homeowners insurance in the state...