For Immediate Release: March 14, 2012

Alleged Disability Scam Uncovered in Durham County

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Perry Lamar Fain, 40, of 207 Pebblestone Drive, Durham; he is charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

Investigators allege that from May 2008 to September 2011, Fain continued to collect disability insurance payments in the amount of $5,000 from CUNA Mutual Insurance, even though he was employed.

Fain was arrested on March 13 in Durham and was released on a promise to appear in court.

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 2009, criminal investigators have received more than 14,000 complaints, resulting in 602 arrests, 333 criminal convictions and more than 110 pending court cases. These efforts have delivered more than $48.5 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.

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