For Immediate Release: June 11, 2012

Littleton Insurance Agent Arrested for Allegedly Collecting Unearned Commissions

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Kevin Dion Poindexter II, 28, of 983 Eaton Ferry Road, Littleton; he is charged with one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that between May 2010 and November 2010, Poindexter — while working as an insurance agent for AFLAC insurance company — received approximately $25,000 in unearned commissions by submitting 190 falsified insurance applications under real and fabricated names.

With the assistance of Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Poindexter was arrested June 8 in Halifax County and placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

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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