DOI News

For Immediate Release: Contact:
Jan 26, 2009 Kristin Milam
Johanna Royo
Seventh Arrested in Accident Fraud Ring Investigation
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announces the arrest of another Eastern North Carolina resident for his part in what Department of Insurance of investigators are calling an auto insurance fraud ring that staged accidents for more than 4 years and stole more than $100,000 in phony insurance payments.
Department of Insurance investigators and Greenville City police arrested Cory Timothy Jett, age 34, of 600 Glendale Court in Greenville. Jett is the seventh person arrested in connection with the fraud ring that operated in eastern North Carolina. He is charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses. Jett was indicted in Beaufort County and placed under a $5,000 secured bond. Commissioner Goodwin thanks the Greenville Police Department for their help in this case.
The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating claims of insurance fraud. In 2008, these investigators saw more than 453 cases successfully closed with more than $5.8 million in restitution and recoveries, 60 criminal convictions and 130 arrests.
To report suspected fraud, contact the Department of Insurance Investigations Division at (919) 807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at the NC-DOI Web site.
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