For Immediate Release: June 25, 2013
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Bradley Malcolm McMillian, 38, of 11163 Rennert Road, Shannon; he was charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense, two counts of obtaining property by false pretense in excess of $100,000 and nine counts of selling a manufactured home without a license.
The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the Manufactured Building Division of the N.C. Office of State Fire Marshal, the N.C. Department of Transportation License and Theft Division, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and the N.C. Attorney General's Office.
Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that during the past two years McMillian sold manufactured homes to approximately 45 individuals without the proper license to do so. McMillian is accused of failing to deliver the manufactured homes after receiving payment, defrauding victims of $437,702.
McMillian was arrested on June 24, taken before the Robeson County magistrate and placed under an $800,000 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.