For Immediate Release: December 7, 2010

Mount Olive Woman Accused of Filing False Insurance Documents

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Kimberly Burch Jones, 41, of 401 Martin St., Mount Olive. She is charged with one count of filing false insurance claims.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that between November 2009 and June 2010, Jones filed four false documents for disability benefits through AFLAC Insurance Company, and as result, received $7,900 to which she was not entitled.

Jones was arrested in Wayne County on Dec. 6 and placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond. She was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7.

The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating claims of insurance fraud. So far in 2010, these criminal investigators have seen more than 362 cases successfully closed with more than $20.4 million in restitution and recoveries, 71 criminal convictions and 111 arrests.

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 Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.com.

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