For Immediate Release: December 4, 2013

Raleigh Woman Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Angela Denise Carter, 47, of 1300 Farm Road, Lot 3, Raleigh; she was charged with one count of insurance fraud.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Carter of providing false and misleading information to National General Insurance Company after she allegedly used her vehicle to strike a male acquaintance on Oct. 12, 2013. The acquaintance suffered a broken leg and filed a claim with her insurance company for reimbursement of medical expenses. When contacted by her insurance company, Carter denied that her vehicle was involved in an accident.

Carter was charged with insurance fraud, arrested on Dec. 4 in Wake County and placed under a $20,000 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 made more than 800 arrests, resulting in more than 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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