For Immediate Release: July 21, 2011

Insurance Fraud Arrest in Wake County

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Naquwana Tenia Davis-Robinson, 32, of 1400-G Quail Ridge Road, Raleigh; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that on March 13, 2011, Davis-Robinson reported to the police and GMAC Insurance Company that her 2007 Chevrolet Impala was stolen from her apartment complex parking lot. GMAC evaluated the vehicle theft, declared the vehicle to be worth $9,702.07, and sent Davis-Robinson the first half of the claim payment in the amount of $4,851.04. Investigators claim that Davis-Robinson was behind in her loan payments and knew the car had been repossessed, and therefore filed a fraudulent insurance claim. Department of Insurance investigators and GMAC Insurance representatives were unable to reach Davis-Robinson and the funds were not returned.

Davis-Robinson was arrested on July 20 in Wake County and placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating claims of insurance fraud. In 2010, these criminal investigators successfully closed 402 cases and made 126 arrests, leading to 88 criminal convictions. These resulted in more than $21.1 million in restitution and recoveries—more than double the dollar amount from the previous year and a record for NCDOI.

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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