For Immediate Release: January 16, 2013

Guilford County Man Charged with Insurance Fraud, Forgery

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Glen Thomas Jacobson, 46, of 5242 Cragganmore Drive, McLeansville; he is charged with 14 counts of insurance fraud and 13 counts of common law forgery.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that between May 2010 and July 2011, Jacobson submitted 14 fraudulent insurance claims to Aflac Insurance Company and was paid $5,110 for medical services he did not receive. Investigators accuse Jacobson of forging physician’s signatures on several of the fraudulent claims, as well as adding additional medical procedures that he had not received to otherwise legitimate claims forms.

Jacobson was arrested on Jan. 16 and held at the Guilford County Detention Center on a $15,000 secured bond. His next court date is Feb. 20, 2013.

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 16,800 complaints, resulting in 720 arrests and 380 criminal convictions. These efforts have delivered more than $50 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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