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  August 21, 2019 -- Back to School Safety: Know the rules of the road

RALEIGH -- August is Back to School Safety Month, and North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey who also serves as the Chair for SafeKids NC reminds students, parents, and motorists to use extra caution as students walk, drive, or ride the bus to school...

  August 9, 2019 -- State Fire Marshal Mike Causey celebrates Smokey Bear on his 75th birthday

RALEIGH -- — Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey wishes a very happy birthday to Smokey Bear, the mascot of wildfire prevention in the United States, who turned 75 on Friday, August 9, 2019...

  August 8, 2019 -- NCDOI launches first Criminal Investigations Reserve Unit to fight fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has organized its first Criminal Investigations Reserve Unit to combat the extensive number of fraud cases in the state...

  August 2, 2019 -- Special Agents file false pretense charge against Hillsborough woman

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Dominique Denice Johnson, 34, of 6728 Rocky Ridge Road, Hillsborough, was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  August 2, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Fayetteville man of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Frederick Fripp, 65, of 3513 Kennicot Court, Fayetteville. Fripp was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  August 2, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Thomasville man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Philip Scott Miller, 54, of 1401 Sumner Road, Thomasville, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  August 1, 2019 -- SHIIP announces annual regional awards

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced the recipients of the annual regional awards from SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program...

  August 1, 2019 -- SHIIP statewide award winners announced

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 31, 2019 -- Roanoke Rapids woman faces embezzlement, other charges involving workers' compensation policies

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Sally E. McClintock, 40, of 663 Williams St., Roanoke Rapids...

  July 30, 2019 -- MEDIA OPPORTUNITY - Heatstroke Prevention Awareness Day: Look before you Lock

RALEIGH -- In recognition of National Heatstroke Prevention Awareness Day on Wednesday, July 31, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chairman Mike Causey encourages the media to attend a demonstration that shows the danger of leaving a child in a hot car for just minutes...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Dunn woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Noelia Castillo, 43, of 644 Tart Town Road, Dunn. Castillo was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Fayetteville man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Ramone Orlando Chin, 34, of 1464 Aultroy Drive, Fayetteville. Chin was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Greensboro woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Shayna Renee Hall, 25, of 2915 W. Florida St., Greensboro, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Person County man of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Matthew David Lay, 24, of 681 Julian Oakley Road, Rougement, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  July 29, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Apex woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Dominique Nicole Smith, 24, of 2916 Ten Ten Road, Apex. Smith was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 26, 2019 -- Dare County woman accused of fabricating wellness benefit claims

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Wendi Barton Willoughby, 58, of 1617 Village Lane, Kill Devil Hills. Willoughby was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  July 26, 2019 -- Holly Springs insurance agent charged with embezzlement

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Johnathan Randolph Holland, 52, of 5801 Adcock Road, Holly Springs. Holland was charged with embezzlement by an insurance agent, a felony...

  July 19, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Havelock man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Alexander Harrold, 21, of 650 Canna Lane, Havelock. Harrold was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 19, 2019 -- Martin County woman accused of filing false stolen vehicle report

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shalonda Louise Bennett, 43, of 303 Front St., Hamilton. Bennett was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 19, 2019 -- Two Charlotte residents charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Eric T. Marshall, 26, and Michelle Jeanette Peppers, 27, both of 6214 Patric Alan Court, Charlotte, were charged with felony insurance fraud...

  July 11 2019 -- Date change for homeowners' insurance rate increase hearing

RALEIGH -- – The hearing scheduled for the insurance industry's proposed statewide average 17.4% homeowners' insurance rate increase has been extended one month from Sept. 4, 2019, to Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019...

  July 8, 2019 -- Are you prepared for hurricane season, mudslides? N.C. Department of Insurance to hold town halls in Yadkin, Watauga, Surry counties to inform and prepare

RALEIGH -- With the 2019 hurricane season upon us, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is encouraging residents to be prepared this season to avoid the suffering that followed last year’s Hurricane Florence on the coast and mudflows in the western part of the state...

  July 3, 2019 -- "Look Before You Lock:" Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey reminds caregivers about the dangers of hot cars

RALEIGH -- As temperatures soar during the week of Independence Day, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids North Carolina Chair Mike Causey reminds people of the dangers of leaving children unattended in hot cars, even for just a few minutes...

  July 3, 2019 -- Leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals: State Fire Marshal Mike Causey urges residents to attend public fireworks shows

RALEIGH -- Independence Day is best spent with family, food and fireworks. However, if fireworks are not handled properly, celebrations could end with a trip to the hospital...

  July 2, 2019 -- Keep your Fourth of July barbecue from going up in flames

RALEIGH -- Grilling during the Fourth of July holiday is a fun and exciting activity that brings families and friends together to celebrate America's birthday...

  July 1, 2019 -- Safe Kids North Carolina urges caregivers to know the warning signs of drowning this July 4th holiday

RALEIGH -- As the July 4th holiday approaches, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey reminds parents and caregivers about the importance of water safety to reduce child drownings in pools and all bodies of open water...

  June 27, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Fayetteville woman of false pretense

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Wendolyn Diane Yarborough, 56, of 914 Spellman Drive, Fayetteville. Yarborough faces a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretense...

  June 21, 2019 -- NCDOI sets up flood insurance conferences statewide

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set up five flood insurance conferences statewide to inform the public, insurance and real estate agents of the need to purchase flood insurance, regardless of where you live...

  June 18, 2019 -- Video shows dangers of fireworks as the July Fourth holiday approaches

RALEIGH -- Don't let your Fourth of July celebration end with sirens, flashing lights, and a trip to the emergency room. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has released a new video showing the dangers of fireworks...

  June 12, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Charlotte woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Deatra Yolanda Wallace, 47, of 3314 Erskine Drive, Charlotte, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  June 12, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Bladen County man of forging $33,000 check

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of William Lewis Carter III, 40, of 4419 U.S. 701 South, Clarkton. Carter was charged with forgery and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  June 12, 2019 -- Water safety, rip currents – enjoy summer fun, but stay safe

RALEIGH -- It's not officially summer and the staggering statistics are out: Eight drowning deaths have been reported along North Carolina's coast in the past month...

  June 12, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Summerfield man of filing false unemployment insurance claim

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Alman Michael Coleman, 42, of 4710 Crestfield Road, Summerfield, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  June 11 2019 -- Are you prepared for Hurricane Season, mudslides?

RALEIGH -- – With the 2019 hurricane season upon us, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is encouraging residents to be prepared this season to avoid the suffering that followed last year's Hurricane Florence...

  June 3, 2019 -- Results are in: Office of State Fire Marshal installs thousands of smoke alarms on Smoke Alarm Saturday

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, is pleased to announce that Smoke Alarm Saturday 2019 was a huge success in the ongoing effort to prevent fire deaths in North Carolina...

  May 30, 2019 -- State Fire Marshal Mike Causey organizes statewide smoke alarm canvass to prevent fire deaths

RALEIGH -- — As the number of fire deaths continues to rise in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has organized a team of firefighters and volunteers to be out in force this weekend -- not to battle a blaze or answer medical calls, but to distribute and install free smoke alarms in neighborhoods across the state...

  May 22, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Goldsboro woman of filing false damage claims

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Tina L. Whitley, 53, of 821 N.C. 581 South, Goldsboro, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony...

  May 22, 2019 -- Raleigh man accused of filing false car-theft report

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Anthony M. Watson, 45, of 5606 Bringle Court, Raleigh. Watson was charged with insurance fraud, a felony...

  May 16, 2019 -- Reidsville woman accused of reporting repossessed car as stolen

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Saphonia Denise Sellars, 26, of 528 N. Scales St., Reidsville. Sellars was charged with felony insurance fraud....

  May 15, 2019 -- Burlington man accused of submitting altered medical bills to insurance company

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Chad Steven Neiswonger, 42, of 621 Cameron St., Burlington. Neiswonger was charged with three counts of insurance fraud and three counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies...

  May 15, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Kernersville man of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Alexander Mitchell Harris, 20, of 5086 Ches Lane, Kernersville. Harris was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  May 15, 2019 -- 'Baby, It's Hot Inside': Commissioner Mike Causey launches summer campaign to prevent tragedies in hot cars

RALEIGH -- As the summer season quickly approaches, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Safe Kids North Carolina are reminding people of the dangers of leaving children in cars by launching a statewide summer safety campaign...

  May 10, 2019 -- Special agents charge Goldsboro man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Michael Deshawn Sawyer, 27, of 1201 Crisp St., Goldsboro. Sawyer was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  May 9, 2019 -- Greensboro, Burlington men arrested for acting as false bail agents among other charges

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Anthony Rayshawn Simpson, 28, of 907 Logan St., Greensboro, and Daryl Andrea Beasley, 31, of 508 Storey St., Burlington...

  May 9, 2019 -- Commissioner Causey, bill sponsors urge senators to approve Hands Free bill to save lives, hold down insurance rates

RALEIGH -- – On Tuesday, May 7, the Hands Free NC Act, House Bill 144, overwhelmingly cleared the North Carolina House. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is now encouraging the Senate to make a similar move. The Senate reconvenes Monday, May 13...

  May 8, 2019 -- Commissioner Causey urges vigilance to help fight arson

RALEIGH -- – North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is marking Arson Awareness Week by urging residents to be alert to potential signs of arson...

  May 7, 2019 -- Prepare and Prevent: Hurricane Preparation Week runs until May 11

RALEIGH -- – North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is using Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11) to encourage North Carolinians to “be prepared” as we approach June 1, the official start of the 2019 hurricane season...

  May 6, 2019 -- Department of Insurance to conduct disaster relief, flood insurance town halls

RALEIGH -- As the hurricane season approaches June 1, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is using Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11) to announce five town hall meetings this month to inform residents about disaster relief and the need to purchase flood insurance...

  April 30, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Brunswick County woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Lashandra Jean Humphrey, 34, of 665 Smith Road, Supply...

  April 30, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Hubert woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kasia Alicia Taylor, 34, of 215 Zachary Lane, Hubert...

  April 22, 2019 -- Georgia man accused of insurance fraud by faking fall at a Cherokee County restaurant

RALEIGH -- — A Georgia man faces felony charges after being accused of intentionally falling at the Wendy's fast food restaurant in Murphy last summer...

  April 22, 2019 -- Norwood woman charged with insurance fraud: accused of falsely reporting lost jewelry

RALEIGH -- — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Jennifer Dawn Burris, 38, of 4098 Old Davis Road, Norwood, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  April 18, 2019 -- Apex man charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Brendal Scott Epling, 30, of 220 Newbury Park Way, Apex. Epling was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  April 17, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Smithfield woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Calleigh Marie Grennier, 29, of 110 S. Lakeside Drive, Smithfield. Grennier was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  April 16, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Randleman woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Lizbeth Cabrera Appleget, 30, of 109 Weaver St., Randleman. Appleget was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  April 10, 2019 -- N.C.'s young Captive Insurance program advances as an industry leader

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is pleased to report that North Carolina continues to experience growth in its captive insurance industry, and with the program now into its sixth year, the state has emerged as one of the nation's leading captive insurance domiciles...

  April 10, 2019 -- N.C. Department of Insurance to conduct disaster relief, flood insurance town halls

RALEIGH -- As the hurricane season approaches June 1, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is initiating efforts to educate residents about the need to purchase flood insurance and disaster relief by scheduling community town halls across the state...

  April 8, 2019 -- Commissioner Causey thanks SHIIP volunteers during National Volunteer Week

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey offered a hearty "thank you" to nearly a thousand volunteers who help North Carolina senior citizens navigate the Medicare system, saving them millions of dollars statewide...

  March 29, 2019 -- Commissioner Causey negotiates a settlement on proposed auto insurance rates

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced he has settled with the N.C. Rate Bureau for an overall average rate increase of 1.6 percent on personal auto insurance...

  March 29, 2019 -- "Hands-Free" legislation highlighted during Distracted Driving press event Tuesday, April 2

RALEIGH -- April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to AAA Carolinas, in 2018, 123 people died in North Carolina as a result of distracted driving....

  March 28, 2019 -- Greensboro woman charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Roberta M. Porter, 48, of 3508 River Springs Court, Greensboro, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 28, 2019 -- Special Agents accuse Castle Hayne woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jeneva Powell, 25, of 578 Island Creek Road, Castle Hayne. Powell was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 20, 2019 -- Denver woman accused of insurance fraud involving lapsed policy

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Madalena Carroll Nisi, 52, of 1443 Overbrook Lane, Denver, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 20, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Charlotte man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Terrell Deon-Ellis Johnson, 41, of 4219 Waterford Valley Circle, Charlotte, was charged with felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense...

  March 13, 2019 -- Former Johnston County volunteer fire chief given probation, ordered to make restitution after pleading guilty to insurance fraud, embezzlement, false pretense charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the conviction of a former Johnston County volunteer fire chief, who was given probation and ordered to repay more than $23,000 he took after filing fraudulent insurance claims for fire department equipment...

  March 12, 2019 -- Operation Medicine Drop fights opioid epidemic with statewide take-back events during National Poison Prevention week

RALEIGH -- In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, which runs March 17-23, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chairman Mike Causey encourages North Carolinians to safely dispose of unused or expired medications at one of the Operation Medicine Drop take-back events around the state...

  March 12, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Yadkin County woman with insurance fraud on renters’ policy claim

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shawntel Gonzalez, 29, of 506 S. Mineral Springs Drive, Jonesville. Gonzalez was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 8, 2019 -- Change your clock, change your battery

RALEIGH -- With the onset of daylight saving time on Sunday, March 10, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey reminds residents to practice this life-saving habit: When you change your clock this weekend for the beginning of daylight saving time, remember to change the battery in your smoke alarm...

  March 8, 2019 -- High Point man faces insurance fraud charge

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Jason Lee Hinson, 46, of 843 Gallimore Dairy Road, High Point, was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents charge High Point man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jamarus Jaquis Hamilton, 25, pf 404 Vine St., High Point. Hamilton was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents file insurance fraud charge against Waxhaw woman

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Tianda Patrice Tuft, 37, of 307 Ranelagh Drive, Waxhaw, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Greensboro man with insurance fraud, false pretense

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Taekwon Connor, 42, of 2612 New Garden Road, Greensboro. Connor was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Fletcher man with insurance fraud, false pretense

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of James Anthony Bowman, 36, of 98 Vaughn Circle, Fletcher. Bowman was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies...

  March 8, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Mooresville man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Darren Jacob Surratt, 35, of 160 Flowering Grove Lane, Mooresville...

  March 8, 2019 -- Raleigh woman accused of filing false unemployment claims

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of a Raleigh woman accused of filing false unemployment insurance claims while being employed full time...

  February 22, 2019 -- Insurance Commissioner Causey backs distracted driving legislation to save lives, cut insurance costs

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is backing legislation that would ban handheld cellphone use while driving as a means of saving lives, preventing injuries and driving down automobile insurance costs...

  February 20, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Georgia man with conspiracy to embezzle

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Sheldon James May, 27, of Columbus, Ga. May is charged with felony conspiracy...

  February 20, 2019 -- Saint Pauls woman accused of falsely reporting electrical surge damage to TVs

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Melissa Anne Oldfield, 25, of 580 E. McRainey Road, Saint Pauls, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  February 20, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Kannapolis woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Stephanie Blackwood, 34, of 428 Settlers Ridge Drive, Kannapolis...

  February 19, 2019 -- Insurance companies request homeowners' rate increase for mobile home policies

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Rate Bureau has filed a request to increase homeowners' insurance rates for mobile home policies with the N.C. Department of Insurance...

  February 19, 2019 -- Garner man faces numerous charges related to renters' insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Dwight Eugene Bell Jr., 30, of 920 Bryan Place, Garner, on multiple charges involving renters' insurance policies...

  February 14, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Georgia man with conspiracy to embezzle

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Christopher Shawn Brice, 27, of Marietta, Ga. Brice was charged with two counts of felony conspiracy...

  February 14, 2019 -- Special Agents charge father, daughter with insurance fraud, conspiracy

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Clifton Lewis Lemons, 65, of 105 Old Lexington Road, Thomasville, and his daughter, Brandena Leigh Lemons, 36, 302 Richardson Ave., High Point...

  February 14, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Timberlake man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jimmy Edward Brown, 36, of 811 Surl-Mount Tirzah Road, Timberlake. Brown was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  February 7, 2019 -- Commissioner Causey disagrees with insurance companies' proposed homeowners' rate increase: sets hearing date

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set Sept. 4, 2019, as the hearing date for the North Carolina Rate Bureau’s proposed statewide average 17.4 percent homeowners’ insurance rate increase...

  February 6, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Charlotte man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kahlisemon Da Aru Anwar Ortiz, 34, of 1917 Taylor Ave., Charlotte. Ortiz was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  February 5, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Laurinburg woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Amber Lashae Morrison, 31, of 12521 Rocky Ford Road, Laurinburg. Ford was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies...

  February 4, 2019 -- Auto insurance companies ask for 7.6 percent rate increase

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Rate Bureau submitted its annual auto insurance filing with the N.C. Department of Insurance and is requesting an overall statewide average increase of 7.6 percent, announced Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey...

  February 4, 2019 -- Don't Feel the Burn: National Burn Awareness Week runs Feb. 3-9

RALEIGH -- In recognition of 2019 National Burn Awareness Week, which runs Feb. 3-9, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey reminds residents of the causes of burn injuries and the resources of burn care available...

  February 1, 2019 -- Commissioner Causey urges TV safety ahead of Super Bowl weekend

RALEIGH -- As we all get ready to tune in to Super Bowl LIII on February 3rd, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey wants to make sure you can enjoy the game safely and without worry...

  January 30, 2019 -- Special Agents arrest Texas man on embezzlement, conspiracy charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Special Agents have arrested a Texas man on charges of embezzling $83,196.73 between December 2015 and March 2016...

  January 30, 2019 -- Goldsboro woman charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Annie Darlene Bell, 49, of 900 N. Virginia St., Goldsboro. Bell was charged with felony insurance fraud...

  January 30, 2019 -- Greensboro woman faces false pretense, bail bond charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kristie Baldwin Fuller, 49, of 230 Webster Road, Greensboro. Fuller was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and a misdemeanor charge of being a bail bondsman without a license...

  January 30, 2019 -- Special Agents charge Browns Summit man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Deshawn Alfonso Sellars, 32, of 7303 Friendship Church Road, Browns Summit. Sellars was charged with two felony counts of insurance fraud...

  January 29, 2019 -- With cold snap ahead, State Fire Marshal Mike Causey shows dangers of space heaters in live fire demonstration

RALEIGH -- As an arctic front moves in to North Carolina today, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is leading the charge to prevent fire deaths in 2019 by reminding residents of the dangers associated with space heaters...

  January 9, 2019 -- Dental office employee charged with insurance fraud, embezzlement

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of William Robert Justice, 58, of 2204 Chestnut St. Extension, High Point. Justice was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  January 9, 2019 -- Special agents file arson, insurance fraud charges against Clay County man

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Brandon Goforth, 35, of 380 School Drive, Hayesville. Goforth was charged with felony second-degree arson, felony insurance fraud, and misdemeanor injury to real property...

  January 9, 2019 -- Special agents accuse Candler woman of false pretense, bail bond violations

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Estonia Lace Howerton, 34, of 19 Pathway Lane, Candler...

  January 3, 2019 -- Special agents accuse High Point man of issuing false driver's liability forms

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of William Robert Justice, 58, of 2204 Chestnut St. Extension, High Point. Justice was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  January 3, 2019 -- Durham man arrested on insurance fraud, false pretense charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Djuan Colby Mitchell, 29, of 200 Seven Oaks Road Apartment 19-C, Durham. Mitchell was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony obtaining property by false pretense...

  January 3, 2019 -- Special agents accuse Winston-Salem man of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Rodney L. Wilhelm, 36, of 2171 Phibbs Road, Elon...