For Immediate Release: October 3, 2011
More Charges Filed Against Henderson County Manufactured Home Dealer
RALEIGH -- - Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Roger King; he is charged with five counts of obtaining property by false pretense. The latest charges have been filed in addition to two counts of obtaining property by false pretense for which King was arrested and charged on Aug. 10, 2011.
The Department of Insurance received two consumer complaints in July 2011 regarding King's business, Roger King DBA: Repo Connection, of Hendersonville. The Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division then began an investigation into the manufactured home dealer.
Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that two customers paid King money for manufactured homes that were never ordered or built. King was arrested on Aug. 9 on those charges and has been held in the Henderson County Jail on a $45,000 secured bond.
Since King's arrest on Aug. 9, investigators allege that new victims have surfaced and that the total amount stolen from victims was approximately $294,000.
King was arrested on the five new charges on Sept. 30 in Henderson County and placed under an additional $260,000 secured bond.
If you suspect that you are a potential victim of King DBA, or of a similar financial scheme, you are encouraged to contact the Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840 or toll-free at 888-680-7684.
The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn state law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud. Since Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin took office in 2008, criminal investigators have received more than 11,000 complaints resulting in 505 arrests, 286 criminal convictions, and more than 100 cases currently pending a court appearance. These arrests have resulted in more than $44 million in restitution and recoveries for victims.
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.