DOI News

For Immediate Release: Contacts:
December 17, 2009 Kristin Milam
Johanna Royo
Raleigh Man Arrested on Charges of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Lamar Olin White, 26, 9210-66 Bruckhaus, Apt. 114, Raleigh (last known address). According to arrest warrants, White filed a fraudulent insurance claim with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for $12,990.41 stating that his Hammond organ was stolen from his home; the warrants go on to say that White sold the organ to Summit Church in Durham for $2,400 prior to filing the claim.
Officers with the Raleigh Police Department assisted Department of Insurance investigators with the arrest. White was charged with one count each of attempted insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense. He was processed at the Wake County Public Safety Center in Raleigh.
The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating claims of insurance fraud. So far in 2009, these criminal investigators have seen more than 241 cases successfully closed with more than $9.7 million in restitution and recoveries, 67 criminal convictions and 123 arrests and 92 cases pending in court.
An estimated 10 cents of every dollar paid in premiums goes toward the payment of fraudulent claims. 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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