For Immediate Release: June 7, 2013

Cumberland County Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Scheme

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Darron Terrell Monroe, 22, of 302 McIver St., Fayetteville; he was charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that Monroe submitted a fraudulent insurance claim to Omni Insurance Company on Oct. 11, 2012, in an attempt to obtain payment for injuries he allegedly sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Monroe was arrested June 6 in Cumberland County and was placed under a $25,000 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 18,600 complaints, resulting in 800 arrests and 430 criminal convictions. These efforts have delivered more than $55 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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